Very slow PowerBook!!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by insan56, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

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    all of a sudden my Powerbook just started to bog right down... opening the smallest programs takes forever, stuff is crashing, and there is a severe lag when you try and do anything other than look at the net in Safari. its almost feels like my PC when it gets infected spyware. what can i do to speed things up?
     
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    Eidorian

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    1. Check Activity Monitor for a process that it using a lot of CPU time. (/Applications/Utilities or via Spotlight)
    2. How much RAM do you have?
    3. How much hard drive space do you have left?
     
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    Aniej

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    Odly enough I am having somewhat similar issues with my powerbook. It is not the end of the world, but getting a bit bothersome to have things lagging significantly. To all the questions posed above I have done as suggested, well I actually did so prior to because they are all good advice that I already knew of. I guess best thing I can add is repair permissions, perhaps do a minor clean of your system cache and shut down for just a little while to let the powerbook take a nap.
     
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    Eidorian

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    I'd Verify your permissions first before just repairing them outright. It's not a panacea.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    lol i checked out Activity Monitor and over 50% of my RAM was fixed so i reset and now everything is fine... i have to start rebooting more often!
     

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