download this and put it on your computer! http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/download.html if you set it up right, you won't even know it's there! it comes on when you're not using your computer (screen saver). here's a good way to do it: under windows power options, check what the period is for your monitor to go off. mine is 15 minutes. under screen saver, seti@home should be selected. set it to come on the same time windows will power off your monitor (15 minutes). under screen saver settings, check "go to blank screen" and set the "minutes until blank" time to 0. i don't know about you, but i'd like to help find aliens in my lifetime. why not let this program run when you're not using your computer? you won't even know it's there. when set up correctly, the program does not get in your way at all. i highly recommend it!