So I have a mid 2010 MacBook Pro 2.4ghz. I basically only use it for my iTunes library and documents for school. About 6 months ago it started to crap out, every time I used it for more than ten minutes it would freeze and need to be restarted. The problem has only gotten worse where now the computer only seems to work for a good amount of time if it is near 100% charged, still being slow and laggy. It seems to get very hot and once that begins you know a crash is imminent. I don't have many apps running simultaneously, it just seems after a good 20 mins of work it's ready to shut down. Ik an update could solve the possible kernel panic, but I'm running on Maverick afraid that an upgrade will only worsen the problem for this old comp. When I brought it to the Apple Store they were pretty much useless. They said they saw no damage on the hard drive or anywhere else and suggested a reboot. I backed up everything using time machine and reinstalled but the problem still persists. I have cleared up space and it still looks like I have plenty left (92 gb out of 249). At this point I think I have tried everything there is to do before opening up the Mac itself. Which brings me to the idea of purchasing more ram and an SSD. Ik little about this stuff and have only read how the process could be beneficial. Will purchasing these things cure my Mac problems? Spending $120-$200 for this equipment sounds a lot better than buying a completely new Mac. But then again going through this buying and replacing process to end up with the same slow ****** Mac may even be worse.