I've seem to noticed after the last update was pushed or the last itunes update (i don't remember which) that my swapfile is getting thrashed majorly hard. I ran "top" and nothing looked out of the ordinary. the trashing got so bad, I was waiting for my hd to finish its vm swap while my window animations froze midway. the only way to solve my problem right now is to delete the /var/vm/swapfile* and reboot file which isn't a very good solution. the weird thing is sometime to get past the slash screen on boot sometimes I have to reset my PRAM. My other guess is my hard disk maybe is going bad, which means it a bitch to replace the hd. I have powerbook 12" dvi with 768 mb ram and 13.7/37.7 GB HD anybody got any ideas? baseline vm_stats: Mach Virtual Memory Statistics: (page size of 4096 bytes) Pages free: 125381. Pages active: 22274. Pages inactive: 32151. Pages wired down: 16802. "Translation faults": 288009. Pages copy-on-write: 15193. Pages zero filled: 135875. Pages reactivated: 0. Pageins: 14072. Pageouts: 0. Object cache: 2791 hits of 6564 lookups (42% hit rate) if it happens again, I'll post when it does start thrashing again.