So, it dawned on me the other day that my computer is old. Not pre-historic but in terms of technology its definitely past it's prime. Since i came to this realisation I have been noticing (or imagining) performance issues with my mac. The amount of time it becomes unresponsive or i get the swirling lollypop of joy is increasing day by day, it seems. I have never done a fresh install of my OS due to not wanting to reinstall all of my software. Apologies for making a 'My computer is slow, why!?' thread, but i wanted to post a couple screenshots of processes and basic performance numbers that i have just to get a bit of feedback. Here are a couple of photos (1, 2) showing just that. I'm just curious as to how normal these numbers are in relation to new macs. Obviously newer macs are going to be bigger faster and better, but is my mac using up too much Memory to run software i don't even use anymore? I know its normal for windows to require an OS reinstall every few months, to keep it top notch, at least thats what I used to do. Perhaps I have just become lazy, but how much does a system reinstall help a mac. Or is there an easier way to give it a little spring clean rather than formatting the disks?