I got SimCity 4 a few weeks ago. Once I installed it everything seemed to work fine...except for the disasters. When I created a natural disaster such as a tornado, for example, it keeps automatically freezing every 1.5-2 seconds until the disaster has finished its course. I'm sure it's not my system as my specs are well above the minimum system requirements. Current system specs are: 1.5 GHz Athlon XP Processor 512 MB DDR RAM ATI Radeon 64MB SDR Video card SoundBlaster Audigy MP+ soundcard 30 GB 7200 RPM Maxtor HD (2.5 years old) I even downloaded (and installed) the software update and the problem still persists. Anyone have any idea as to what may be causing this problem?