I've had Macbooks in the past with 2 gigs of ram and done far more "multitasking" than I have been on this mini yet I get constant beach balls and looking at Activity Monitor many times with only Mail open, Safari with one tab and iTunes open, not doing anything.. I am down to less than 100mb of usable ram. Currently looking at the monitor with safari (one tab), mail (idle) and iTunes (idle) 178mb Free 513mb Wired 1028mb Active 339mb Inactive Showing 1.82GB used. The obvious solution is to add 2 more gigs, but for the little I use this machine aside from hulu, playing DVD's and such I've never had the beach ball issue as bad on any of my other Mac's with 2 gigs, Macbook, MB Pro 13" and an older iMac. Something I'm missing here that would cause this to be an issue? or a possible hardware/memory problem? Open to any suggestions.