So my girlfriend has been complaining that her 1.8 ghz G5 iMac has lost its snappiness as of late. I asked her to tell me how many page outs she had, and it is 562,523 I asked her how many programs she has open, she claimed just AIM was open and nothing else. She told me that total used memory was reading 452 MB. I asked her to look and see how much AIM is really using, she said 80MB real, and 500MB Virtual!! That is a lot, at least compared to my ichat, which is 15MB real, and 130MB Virtual. Does AIM really need that much memory, or is there a memory leak somewhere?? I have tried to convince her to use ichat since AIM stinks for osx, but she doesn't like the feel, she is too used to that windows AIM, yuck! BTW, she has the stock, 512 ram...she does NOTHING that would require to upgrade, she only uses it for some music, we browsing, IM, and word documents, or maybe a small powerpoint presentation. What is going on here, anyone have any ideas?