Hi, I've got a 20'' Core2Duo Intel iMac (320 GB HD, 4 GB RAM, ATI 2600HD, 10.7.2) and a few days ago I noticed it would suddenly start beach balling and eventually freezing until I had to force reboot. Naturally I opened Activity Monitor to see what was up, and found the process syslogd was eating up nearly all of the CPU. After googling it, I found out it's a rather common issue and basically something is filling the Console log with a boatload of errors. The advice I found was to check out the size of the log, since people said sometimes syslogd can get out of control and cause huge log files to be created. Mine are hardly large and less than 1 MB. The most common problem I found online was sometimes Time Machine can cause syslogd to go crazy, so I disabled time machine and rebooted, even unplugged my external drive, but syslogd still starts murdering the CPU after about 30 mins to 1 hour of just being idle with no apps open. I tried to identify anything useful in Console, but there are so many errors I can't even begin to guess what could be causing this. It will even beach ball then freeze at the login window, so it's not something user account specific. Also sometimes my wireless will drop before things start deteriorating, so could it be something with airport? In Console, something called airportd appeared loads of times in the system.log file, so for all I know that could be related... So! Could someone please tell me what information from Console is the most valuable that I could post here, or let me know what sort of errors I should be looking for in Console? Thanks a tons, I wicked don't wan't to reinstall and from what I could tell online a simple Terminal command is the solution. Last thing, the only recent alterations I made was downloading Steam, but that was working fine for a while after I downloaded it. (I thought maybe Steam's sneaky login item it installs without really telling you was responsible, but I have since deleted every piece of Steam I was able to find using Spotlight and syslogd is still being wacky.