I think it's going on 3 and a half years old or so now. If it matters, the Mac is version 10.5.8 It's been getting progressively slower. I'm not tech-savvy in the slightest, so if it's easy enough that I could do it myself, I'd like to know how to improve the overall performance. I don't think it's too old, is it? It's pretty important to me that I keep this laptop in top shape since it was an expensive gift. I've looked at other help threads and I've gathered that it's usually recommended that those asking for help provide pictures of the Activity Monitor, so I have done so (I think :d) Thanks in advance. If anything else is necessary, please let me know.