Hi MacRumors! I have a quick question. I have a MacBook Pro Early 2011 Model which has a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM. My question is that in recent weeks I have noticed that my computer has slowed down drastically. The majority of where I see it is when I am using Google Chrome and searching the web. Every time I want to open a new tab I will get the colorful spiral wheel, the fan picks up speed/the computer gets extremely hot, and it takes anywhere from 5-30 seconds to open that tab or complete the task. I also have just noticed that I get the colorful spiral wheel a lot more than I usually do. Why is my computer running slow? I was thinking about picking up an SSD and replacing my HD with it. I know SSD's help with opening up applications quicker and booting up faster but, would it help with minimizing the spiral wheel and the problems with simple tasks lagging like internet usages and e-mail? Any help is appreciated!