Macbook Pro runs SLOW SLOW SLOW help please!!!

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  1. Eazkk123, Feb 2, 2007
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    Eazkk123 macrumors member

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    I have a 17" intel core 2 duo macbook pro with 3gb ram and 160hd.

    It seems to be running really really slow in general but especially in the startup. I have a lot of programs in the dock, would this significantly effect the speed?

    I download oynx and used it, checked every setting so it would do a thorough clean. There is nothing on the startup on my account, i used techtool deluxe and there is no problem encountered. I used netshred to clean all my history, and still it is slow. When i run front row at the startup of my mac it is really slow and the sound, is all fuzzy and out of paste.

    Please Help i am really considering formatting my mac and starting a fresh, which i really don't want to do, but the speed of my mac is stupidly slow.

    Eazk123
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Create a new user ... see if that user also has a problem.

    Also have you run update_prebinding yet?

    If you don't know how, a quick search on Apple/Support will give you the means to do it.
     
  3. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    it shouldnt be running that slow (depending on your definition of slow). I have a 1.6ghz PMG5 with 1GM ram (just upgraded to 2GB 3 days ago) and on my tray, I have probably 20 applications and boot up has never been an issue for me.
     
  4. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    Have you tested the RAM? have you installed your own RAM?
     
  5. Eazkk123, Feb 2, 2007
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    Eazkk123 thread starter macrumors member

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    No, the ram was installed by apple computers, i brought it from there site with 3gb as an option, so it should run at lightning speed, but sadly this is not the case. I created a new user and ran update_prebinding but still my laptop runs really slow.

    Help Please

    Eazk123
     
  6. thebeephaha macrumors 6502

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  7. Eazkk123 thread starter macrumors member

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    it takes at least 5 solid mins to startup, and when i multi task applications, it takes ages than sometimes suddenly freezes
     
  8. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Start up Activity Monitor in the Utility folder and see if there are any processes eating a lot of processor time, if so, what are they. Look at your disk activity and see if there's a lot of I/O going on, if so, try to identify the source of the I/O. Do the same for network activity. Also, check to see if you are doing a lot of paging, although I can't see why with 3 GB.
     
  9. Sun Baked, Feb 2, 2007
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    Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Have you repaired permissions and run update_prebinding?

    If the problems started after a software update, this can fix some of these issues.

    In this order...

    Repair Permissions

    update_prebinding
     
  10. Pr0jkt macrumors regular

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    downlaod a little app called applejack it does the trick!!
     
  11. Eazkk123, Feb 3, 2007
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2011

    Eazkk123 thread starter macrumors member

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    i have repaired permissions and run update_prebinding?, but still it runs slow. I don't want to download software because the mac should be blazing without it. I also checked my activity monitor and the only thing taking a lot of processor time is the finder which is understandable.

    Help Please.

    Eazk123
     
  12. islandmonusvi macrumors newbie

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    Your situation is very odd, indeed...
    Try starting from your Install CD ... then run Disk Utility from there.
    This will rebuild/rebinb everything.
    Then run Benchmark.app and compare your MacBook with all others...
    if yours' is still way too slow then send that sucker back and get a new one .. NOW !
     
  13. Eazkk123 thread starter macrumors member

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    Quick questions. Does it boot up from the CD straightaway or do i need to whole down a certain key? and where do you get benchmark.app? i searched on my mac and i seem not to have it?! and also where can i compare it to, is there any site or place(e.g. in forum) with stats?


     
  14. islandmonusvi macrumors newbie

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    Hold down the "C" key to start from CD.
    As soon as XBench completes then it can connect to it's sever in order to compare results with others.
    XBench from versiontracker
     

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