Hi, From viewing the activity monitor a lot I can see that my RAM is always nearly full and I can't afford to upgrade it at the moment to 4Gb as it costs £85 from crucial, I was thinking it would cost more like £50... Are they're any steps I can use to make the most of my macbook as it is? I use CS4 (PS, ID, Br), google sketchup, itunes, safari, adobe camera raw and mail alot, most at the same time. Viewing my activity monitor they're is always about 20MB RAM free... I've also only got about 30GB HD free space which I will try and solve in a minute. Also in the memory section again it says the Virtual memory size is 130GB... WHAT?! This isnt an old laptop, and its still powerful, Are they're any tips to maximise the potential of it for my work? I was hoping to use this laptop for about 5 years at university - thats how I justified the cost. It is also one of the most powerful laptops anyone on my course has and I am grateful that I can produce a higher quality of work because of it, but it seems to be going a bit slow for my pace at the moment. Thanks for any comments and help, Luke.