Hey all, I was just wondering if you guys could help me out. So heres the thing, my Macbook pro 2008 (The early, non unibody one) seems to be dying on me, I remember when it used to boot up in under a minute and not freeze up on me. Now things are different, it takes at least 5 minutes to boot up, applications tend to freeze on me and on many occasions I have to hard reset it. I was just wondering if there is anything I can do to upgrade or improve it? Im planning on purchasing one of the new iMac 27" when I can, but I still like to have a backup laptop as I'm on the go quite a lot. These are some of my specs: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Geforce 8600M GT 512GB Hitachi HTS722020K9SA00 200GB (If anything else is needed let me know) I was planning on purchasing a 4GB DDR2 and combining that with one of my existing 2GB to bump it up to 6GB, swaping the current hard drive for a 500GB 2.5" Seagate Momentus 7200.4 7200RPM (My current hard drive has 20GB left, I need more space) and giving it a new battery (Mine is currently on 'Condition: Replace now') Do you guys think that would help? Or is my laptop a lost cause? my main worry is I use the laptop for video editing and it used to not give me a problem. Now I cant stream 1080p videos online without it stuttering, or even playback HD video files from my DSLR without it stuttering, and rendering times have escalated by 200%... Anyways, thanks in advance and I hope we can find a solution.