View Full Version : Air feeling Sluggish

Dec 11, 2008, 06:32 PM
figured more than many mac genious' on here... my air has been feeling sluggish for the past few months, fan seems to be running quite a bit more as well.. wondering maybe if can suggest anything to "clean" it up a little..

i basically only use it for: safari, ichat, mail, and sometimes Cs3 so its not heavily used.. just when i jump on.. sometimes takes a little bit for it to find the wireless network... then safari feels very sluggish at times.. nowhere near when i first bought it.. i had thought about reformatting but i dont want to lose my settings/files... i guess i could buy and backup on external harddrive but for that much work be easier to just get a new air and transfer the stuff over..

any advice is appreciated.

Dec 11, 2008, 07:04 PM
trying runnng Yasu (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/21674). Free app, will do some system maintenance and then reboot. Might work.

Dec 11, 2008, 07:23 PM
is it about kernel_task?

Dec 12, 2008, 10:10 AM
is it about kernel_task?

yes, when i go to activity monitor.. usually kernal task is at the top...

Dec 12, 2008, 11:02 AM
Dang, updating and resetting permissions takes quite awhile...:eek:

UPDATE: Amazing, though a bit slow; free space +3.5GB:cool: