Hi everybody. So, I've been experiencing much more RAM usage/consumption than I think is normal for me, and I'm not really sure why. I've attached my Activity Monitor screenshot; is it normal to have kernel_task using so much memory? Also, my virtual memory is pretty high. I'm not using too many apps: Safari, Mail, iCal, Adium, iTunes, and Activity Monitor. Yet still, my pageouts are very high. In fact, how is it possible to have my pageouts be higher than pageins? This seems odd to me, unless I don't really understand their function. Thanks for the help, and if you have any ideas of things to check/tweak/erase. System: 1.67GHz Powerbook, 10.4.8, uptime= 3 days Edit: Just thought of something, I've got folding@home installed, but only to run in terminal (console mode). I've deleted it since I no longer use it. Could it be doing something this significant?