Hey all, My Early 2011 MacBook Pro has been god-awfully slow as of late: beachball at every click of the mouse or typing of the keyboard kinda nonsense. Restarting doesn't even flush the memory enough to help much. It really is a chore to get things done. I plan on buying more RAM and upgrading to an SSD in the near future, but until I can put away the money for that I need some solutions. Specs: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Intel HD Graphics 3000 384MB OS X 10.9.5 (13F1077) Also, we have two accounts on it. We rarely keep one running in the background. Usually we close everything and restart before going to the other user's side. 1) What kind of optimization, if any, can I do to until I can upgrade? 2) When I can upgrade, how much RAM can she hold? 3) Even if I upgrade the RAM and change to an SSD, I'm going to be really limited by that graphics card? Thanks for any help!