I'm hoping somebody here can help me. I have a Macbook (the first unibody version). Lately its been running painfully slow and the fan seems to be whizzing away at a pretty high rate when just browsing the net. Even when typing there's a delay in the words appearing on screen and switching between programmes nearly guarantees an appearance of the beach ball. I'm running OSX version 10.6.8 and my browser is Firefox. I have about 40 gb of disk apsce free. I checked Activity Monitor and System Memory reads the following: VM Size: 120.74 GB Page Ins: 6.11 GB Page Outs: 4.29 GB Swap Used: 2.14 GB To be honest these figures mean nothing to me, I just seen them on another post about a slow running Macbook. I'm currently doing a full system scan using ClamXav and so far nothing has popped up. Is there anything else I could be doing to try getting my Macbook running faster. Its really starting to bug me now as its running at snails pace. Any suggestions or help are greatly appreciated.