my computer is wicked freaking slow and it crashes a lot too. i've run virus scans and defragmented and i did a disk clean up. lately i'm getting pretty familiar with task manager cause i'm always closing programs i don't need because other programs are slow. i'm always having really high cpu usages. AIM, MSN messenger, Yahoo messenger, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Music Match Jukebox tend to take the most, and the amount they use varies a ton. my computer struggles to run any two of those programs at once. Any one of them can use up to 80% cpu at a time, and then 10 minutes later only 20-30%. its a huge time pain and i dunno what i can do.