Parlabane, when you say that Act needs 1GIG for reasonable performance, what else do you have running besides Act? I'm currently using Intuit's Customer Manager, but I'm looking for a new CRM solution. Customer Manager is notoriously slow and balky. (Incomprehensible to me, since the data file is only 24MB). I upgraded from 512MB to 1GB one year ago specifically because Customer Manager was running so slow, but as my customer file has grown (and I anticipate it could triple or quadruple over the coming year), Customer Manager has progressively gotten slower. A couple of evenings ago it took 30 seconds to maximize when the only other program running was Outlook. Typically I will have Outlook, MindManager, an accounting program and an illustration program (either Corel or Illustrator) running in addition to Customer Manager; and Word, Excel or others opened and closed as needed. I'm intrigued by Act largely from following your posts here, but I need to be able to run those other applications too and I'm concerned that Act won't get me away from the "slow and balky" and instability that I'm experiencing with Customer Manager.