My mother still uses AOL, and refuses to quit using it after 13 years of it, that's a battle I've given up on, but a couple years ago I finally convinced her to get a Mac. The machine is a 2.66 C2D iMac. The problem is that once she starts up the computer, for around 15 minutes, AOL Desktop for Mac uses up between 95 and 100% of the processor. After that time it goes down to around 5 to 10%, and then at random intervals it will spike again. AOL itself is only using around 250mb of RAM at any given time as well. During the 100% phases it continuously beachballs, and takes at least 10 seconds to open a new tab, etc. Is there a way around this? I found examples of huge processes in other apps, but AOL for Mac is what I assume would be rarely used at all, and I haven't found anyone else having this problem with the specific app. I tried reinstalling AOL once and it didn't do anything really. Is there a command for terminal that can allot a certain amount of the processor to a specific app? some option hidden within the depths of the app itself maybe? Thanks in advance for the help, and please no "Stop using AOL because its terrible" trolling, that will not work with her, I've tried.