Greetings- first time on this forum! I have a two year old Gateway 4045 GZ laptop. I run XP pro and have a Samsung 1.0Gig paired with one other stock 250meg memory card. I listen to Rhapsody at work over a broadband router. Lately the sound has been intermittently garbled, like a CD skipping. I have followed Rhapsody's online help to no avail. So I switched to my music on Windows Media Player. It intermittently "skips" as well. When my computer boots up it takes longer than normal to load. I see nothing abnormal running, and my antivirus is up to date. This problem appeared lately after quite a while with perfect operation. I haven't installed anything new lately. I'm suspecting a RAM problem, but don't know enough to be sure. When I open sotware or other windows the music skipping either appears briefly or gets worse. "My Computer" stats show the 1.25g of RAM, but I suspect that's not showing whether or not it's corrupt. Thanks very much! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!