I'm defragging a hard drive right now. I'm also calculating playback gains for my entire mp3 collection. I'm also playing some of those mp3s. And browsing the web. And processing some photos in Photoshop. I have an Athlon XP 3000, single core. My CPU usage has been pegged at 100% for the last twenty minutes. I have no lag whatsoever. How? See below. Some of you will remember this little app of mine; it's been improved a bit since I last posted about it. It can't make my computer faster, but it sure helps it keep its priorities straight. My machine is running better than the dual-Xeon workstations we have at work right now.