Hi, I've finally figured out that the kernal_task is messing up my computer. I was hoping that someone may have an idea on how to fix this issue. The problem is this....after using my computer for a couple hours...anywhere from 10-36 hours without a shut down, and occaisonally using sleep, the kernal_task starts taking up like 50% of my CPU for no apparent reason. The computer feels slow...the mouse is choppy moving around..and the datarate of the internet over AP becomes ridiculously slow. Once I turn AP off and on again, it refuses to find my connection. I tried doing the trackpad on off thing w/ terminal as mentioned in another thread, and that doesn't help. I don't know what the deal is. And before someone suggests it, this problem was happening before I got my HD installed, and my RAM is from the store...so I don't think those are the problems..but maybe some of you know better than I. It's incredibly annoying, especially when you're working with a ton of apps open at once and have to restart everything. So all help/ideas are appreciated. Thanks.