Macbook seems sluggish :(

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by babond, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2007
    So I guess it didn't dawn on me till i tried opening garageband today and the guitar bounces 51 times before the application opens. i then tried opening all of the application (minus garageband and imovie) at once and it didn't seem as responsive and quick as the day i got it about 3 months ago. its the newest macbook released and has 2gb of ram. i really love my macbook but i can't understand what would make it so sluggish...only thing i've really done is surf the web and download torrents on occasion.

    also is it normal for istatpro to only register 260mb of memory?
  2. macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2008
    hmm that doesnt seem right. If istat is only picking uo 266mb of ram than that would definintly be your problem, how much ram did you get to begin with? Couple of options could be A. a memory bay died B. a memory stick died or C. something else with the logic board.. Did this all of sudden start happening?
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2007
    well my istatpro keeps changing right now it reads

    wired: 276mb
    active: 600mb
    inactive: 58mb
    free: 1.07gb

    is that normal? also on another forum other people said garage band takes a long time to open since the 10.5.2 update.....anyone else experiencing this?
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Garageband takes forever too load for me to. It was fine until I updated to 10.5.2, and that's when it started happening. I have a 2.2 Macbook w/ 4GB of ram. 10.5.2 caused more problems for me than it did fixing bugs.

    Everything else starts up normal. Don't worry, you're not alone.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2008
    Your memory is fine. All the above total to about 2 GB of ram. You have 1 GB of ram not being used, so that's not the issue.

    Anyway, I just opened Garage Band on my 2008 Mac Pro 2 x 2.8 GHz 6GB RAM, and it "bounced" (i guess it's a flashing blue light in leopard) 23 times. So this indicates that it's a Garage Band issue.

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