My install of 10.6.3 is a week old. All of my usual programs are back and installed. The reason I reinstalled everything from scratch is that things were running a bit slow. Things are helluvalot faster now, but beach balls are randomly occurring. I've done some basic troubleshooting, such as repair kext and disk permissions, and running some OnyX scripts. IS there anything else I could try? This is becoming quite annoying. Console doesn't reveal anything (except there are DOZENS of entries for Chromium/Chrome (such as 4/6/10 5:26:29 PM sandboxd Chromium Helper(625) deny mach-lookup com.apple.pasteboard.1). I don't think it's Chromium, since this happens even after rebooting and never running Chromium. It's not the hard drive. It was scanned for bad sectors, and there were none (unlike my old HDD, which was dying within a few months of purchase). Any ideas? I'd hate to have to reinstall everything over AGAIN (was definitely worth it though, but I just did this a week ago and don't want to do it again for at least a few more months).