The machine in question is the one in my signature: Mid-2009 13" MBP 2.26 ghz C2D 8 gb RAM new 500 gb HDD. Recently it has been freezing and getting the beach ball occasionally when I switch to Adobe Reader or Word 2008. The app freezes up and stops responding until I force quit. It's happened twice, once while having chrome open with maybe five tabs and running Word and another time not connected to the Internet running an e-textbook in chrome from cache, a Word doc for reference, and a PDF. I go into Activity Monitor after I shut the frozen program down and free RAM is about 5 gb. Any thoughts? I just installed this RAM last month. Both 4 gb sticks are being read, so I don't think there's a problem there, but I'm no expert.