have a friend that almost exlusively does digital photo editing. computer he has now is a xp2400 with a gig of corsair 400 mem with a couple of 120 gig maxtor 7200 rpm hdd. he's complaining that when he opens a folder the first time after boot it takes almost 5 minutes for all the photos to come up. after that when he opens the same folder only takes a few seconds for it to completely open. is there a fix for this or does he need to upgrade to a athlon 64 with more ram or something faster if there is anything. he only has a 64 mb dual monitor vid card. i'm thinking that's most of his problem. he's also running two 17" lcd monitors.