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Air feeling Sluggish

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rijowysock, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    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.
  2. macrumors 65816

    trying runnng Yasu. Free app, will do some system maintenance and then reboot. Might work.
  3. h1d
    macrumors regular

    is it about kernel_task?
  4. macrumors member

    yes, when i go to activity monitor.. usually kernal task is at the top...
  5. macrumors 604


    Dang, updating and resetting permissions takes quite awhile...:eek:

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

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