My friend has a maxed out Macbook and she has the issue of randomly closing apps and random freezing just as I do, except with her she has plenty of free ram and the load on the CPU is minimal. Just at random times whichever program she's working in will freeze up and beach ball or it will crash. I have these problems too which I never had before doing a clean install of OS X, and I was even using folding apps before, but it's only now that I'll get random freezing and at any one time I'll have open Mail, Photoshop, Adium, Firefox and sometimes Ps. I'll be typing in Adium and all of a sudden someone will IM me and then it'll take 10 minutes for Adium to stop beach balling. Now me I can understand it happening as I only have 512 ram and a 1.33 single processor. But she has a 2.16 ghz core 2 duo with 2 gigs of ram and no combination of her applications come close to half of these resources. Could anyone help me out with what to tell her .