Hey Guys, So, first off, I tried doing a search (macrumors and google), but didn't have any luck. I have a 2.33 ghz second gen intel MBP with 2 gb of ram running snow leopard, and has a 160 gb with 17 gb left in space (usually more around 30 though). While it's always been a problem child, it isn't until the last 8 months or so that it has become unbearable; each day getting much much worse. Most every problem I am able to deal with except my RAM issue. For some reason, my RAM is always full. Two tabs in safari are open and mail is open, but it is not currently displayed on the screen. Otherwise there are no other apps on the dock that are open. It only gets worse the more programs I open which is logical. The problem here is that I can never get the RAM to clear to a reasonable amount. Up until a month ago I was able to the Free memory to around 1 gb. I don't know if that is good or bad, but it allowed me to at least have safari and mail displayed at the same time; now it's just BBOD to call on the Mail program to display on the screen. For the last month, however, my computer can only clear .250 mb of memory for Free memory. This is making doing any multitasking impossible. I am monitoring/clearing memory by using iFreeMem. I opened up activity monitor and I'm not really sure what I'm looking at to say what is hogging and what isn't. Safari is 352.9 mb and 528.5 mb virtual. Mail is 169.6 mb and 163.3 virtual Kernel_task is 93 mb and 18.9 virtual Any thoughts or help would be great!