My friend had a 2.0 ghz Core Duo MacBook about a year back. It liked to randomly beachball. "That sucks," I thought. Now, lately, mine has been beachballing a lot. And I can't figure out why. It's very hard to pinpoint since it's been doing it across formats (which were unrelated, but I noticed it nonetheless). I asked my brother, his MacBook is only a couple months old. His has been beachballing a lot, too. So has my boyfriend's. So what the hell? Do MacBooks just like to beachball? It's incredibly annoying and seems to do it at any given moment for no apparent reason. My machine has 2GB ram, too, so it's not like I'm pagefiling a lot.