I have a 15 i7 with 4gb of ram. I can't seem to make it through my normal day which is nothing intensive except maybe 1 or 2 compressions in handbrake without running out of RAM and swapping off my SSD. I switched off safari and went to chrome which has helped a bit. Currently i have 713mb free but for some reason my computer is still swapping 9mb off the sdd, why does it insist on using my SSD. I don't see any speed difference when it starts to swap which is great but its going to kill the SSD overtime with all these writes. Any ideas on why this would be doing it? Anyone else having this issue. Programs running for a day: Chrome - 5 to 10 tabs Safari - sometimes but only 1 or 2 tabs Itunes - open but not always playing Pandora - through chrome handbrake - once and a while compressing something VLC Word I'm I being unreasonable to think that 4gb of ram would be alright for this many programs. I used to have a g4 with 2gb running leopard and never had an issue like this.