Do you have any third party software running? How much HDD space digit have left? Looking at the snippet you posted the amount of free memory on your machine is 13mb, which isn't a hole lot. You may have something lee installed like a utility of sone sorts that doesn't have a dock icon. Having very low HDD space can also effect th virtual ram and paging. You might try verifying your startup disk or repairing permissions.
ok where do we start :-)
150gB free on hard disk - so should not be the problem
verifying and repairing permissions did
checked activity monitor and nothing else or nothing important seems to be running.
is there somewhere some software that could make the check for me? Have Hzel running, have regular clean ups with cleanmymac etc.
It seems something that really started with installing Lion - sometimes there was the usual delay in running a program, maybe once a few days, now it is really every few hours.
What you can do is open activity monitor (again) and click on one of the column that says "real memory" at the top where the processes are listed. There is a drop down menu at the top of the window that might say "My processes". Switch it to all processes. At the top it should display the process that is using the most system memory. If it has a reading of kilobytes, click on real memory again.
I noticed from the snippet that you are quite low on memory. Post the name of the process that appears at the top of the list, because it might be a third party process, or an apple application such as Safari or iPhoto.
0 kernel_task root 1,2 76 428,1 MB Intel (64 bit)
701 Mail me 0,0 9 217,8 MB Intel (64 bit)
683 java root 0,1 30 129,4 MB Intel (64 bit)
798 Safari Web Content me 0,1 6 127,8 MB Intel (64 bit)
796 Safari me 0,0 11 92,1 MB Intel (64 bit)
165 WindowServer _windowserver 1,6 7 79,4 MB Intel (64 bit)
well, didn t take long to slow down :-(
note: neither am I using addressbook nor am I updating my mobilme account at the moment, but get following
847 AddressBookMobileMeSharingAgent me 40,1 4 1,26 GB Intel (64 bit)
798 Safari Web Content me 0,0 8 350,5 MB Intel (64 bit)
0 kernel_task root 5,8 76 341,0 MB Intel (64 bit)
701 Mail me 101,6 12 275,1 MB Intel (64 bit)
796 Safari me 0,0 16 115,8 MB Intel (64 bit)
683 java root 0,1 31 115,4 MB Intel (64 bit)
67 mds root 0,0 7 45,2 MB Intel (64 bit)
ok, stopped syncing in System preferences and even (horror) deleted the file which reappeared in seconds.
now waiting to see if stopping the syncing helps - though computer is now working a bit better, the info on Activity Monitor would indicate it is not a real improvement
473 AddressBookMobileMeSharingAgent me 1,4 4 1.020,0 MB Intel (64 bit)
312 helpd me 0,4 65 358,9 MB Intel (64 bit)
0 kernel_task root 1,1 76 336,6 MB Intel (64 bit)
459 Mail me 0,4 9 276,2 MB Intel (64 bit)
194 java root 0,1 30 162,4 MB Intel (64 bit)
405 Safari me 0,5 12 120,0 MB Intel (64 bit)
407 Safari Web Content me 0,2 7 100,3 MB Intel (64 bit)
195 WindowServer _windowserver 0,5 7 64,4 MB Intel (64 bit)
I think I' ve solved it - but without help on this forum never would have been able to!
some time ago I downloaded a little program to connect my addressbook to facebook. never really worked, so gave up on it. BUT it seems that with Lion installed, it sort of went working on its own, consuming vast amounts of memory ... not reidiculous since have some 12000 people in my address book and some 4800 in facebook.
deleting them (using cleanmymac and hazel - both of them) seems to have solved the matter and the strange file has disappeared.
again, many thanks for the information