First Specs: 1ghz 15" TiBook (my first born child) 512mb of ram 60gig HD OSX 10.3.6 superdrive I have been using my laptop for over a year now and it is starting to slow down emensley. Not just when using a program, but also when doing normal finder stuff. I have noticed the boot time seems to have dragged out enourmously and I get more beach balls than I used. My main need for the lap top is Photoshop and Indesign. I just started my own business so money for another 512 of ram is hard to come by. When in the wondoes world when the computer got like this, i would format and reinstall. Most people don't seem to have to do this. I run repair permissions from the startup disk and cycle the logs periodically. They don't really seem to help. I also have diskwarrior which doesn't seem to do much from a maintenance standpoint. Is there anything else I should be doing to keep up my performance? 10.3 was a clean install not an upgrade and i have installed all the updates software update has recommended. Any thoughts? I have built the beginnings of a career on this laptop and stripping it down and starting over just doesnt seem like a good idea at this point.