So my girlfriend has an older Macbook pro a 2010 model I believe, and it has 2GB Ram, and a 160GB HD. She has to have The Mac Version of Microsoft Word for school as well as Excel and power point, (she refuses to take my advice of doing it in Pages and exporting to a WRD doc). But anyway ever since she got it about a year a go it has been running so slow it's almost not worth it to use it, color wheel every 2 minutes for about 30 seconds at a time. Just tonight we got Mac Keeper and found out that at any given time it would be using 1.90/1.98 out of 2.0GB if ram. When we clean it out, it may free up .40 for about 10 min but it creeps right back up. So Now I'm not really sure what to do. Here's what we've tried already. Factory Reset Repairing the HD Backing up and Partitioning the Drive Quitting all programs not being used (did that and it was still at 1.7) Giving up and Using My Computer. lol Any advice would help, Just not really sure what the next step is except upgrading to 4GB! Thanks!