Right, ill start with the specs of my pc for all you peopl eout there in the know!!! Athlon 64 3000 CPU (Socket 939) MSI motherboard (not sure of model) 512 Ram (DDR400) 120GB Sata Maxtor Drive Pioneer 111D DVD Writer On Board crappy graphics Soundblaster Audigy 7.1 Sound Win XP Pro (SP2) Now, i dont know if its just me, but for some reason im feeling that out of this pc that ive had for quite a while, im getting really lame performance. IE if i "aquire" say a 360 game, and it needs Quickparring to correct (i did this today for a game, which only needed a few bytes here and there repairing) is taking my PC around the 25 minute mark to do this. Then using WinRAR to extract this said game which clocks in at about a 6gig rar file (split into multiple parts) about a further 25 minutes to extract. Am i being picky or is this par for the course. Im sure my old PC which was quite alot slower on paper than this one was alot quicker. There isnt really any garbage on my hard drive, its quite tidy and such but im not sure what it could be. Anyone have any ideas? Is it time for an upgrade?