Specs: I have a early 2011 high-end 15" MBP with Kingston 8gb ram 1600mhz. Rocking the original 750gb hd for now until I get my SSD. Did a clean install of OS X Lion. What I did: I installed Windows 7 Pro via BootCamp and it runs smooth, fast & reliable. What my issue is: When I am in Mac OS X Lion my system runs slower, like a lot slower since I installed Windows 7 through Boot Camp. As I said I have 8gb of ram and it always shows that only 4gb is being used / free the other 4gb is like in a VM reserve or something. I've checked "About This Mac" and both sticks are reading fine and everything shows that it's working but for some strange reason all of my Apps are slower. Handbrake used to take 15-20 minutes and now it takes 45- 1hour same with RipIt. PDF's take longer to load (1-2mb documents) along with excel and word files. Any ideas? Need more info just ask.