13" MBP speed ???

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  1. spmiz12 macrumors regular

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    I purchased a mid 2010 13" MBP , 2.4 GHZ running 8Gb ram, 500gb momentus xt drive... Under normal program functions speed seems great however if I start downloading a copy of things, then the unit gets very sluggish.... Is that common due to the 2.4, or is there some settings I can check, or could it just be my router?? Need some insight...
     
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    What specifically is sluggish? And what is "downloading a copy of things"?

    Have a look at Activity Monitor ( Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
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  3. Kyffin macrumors 6502

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    Hi, if it help any I'm running the exact same rig and don't notice a slowdown when downloading- is it the browser getting sluggish or your MBP? As in simsaladimbamba's reply activity monitor is worth a look
     
  4. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    I do not find my 13" 2.4Ghz to be sluggish (even when I have multiple applications open).

    Right now I have Chrome with 10+ tabs open (doh), Xcode, Preview, Adium, Itunes, Quicktime, QT Designer, QT Creator, and Activity Monitor open. Still have about a gig of unused memory... and just over 2.1 active.

    hmm, might be time to consider upgrading to 8 gigs of RAM lol!
     
  5. spmiz12 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Already have 8gb of ram.... It truly only happens when I am downloading from a torrent.... But otherwise, I don't notice a problem
     
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    Torrents might use more memory because it is simultaneous uploading and downloading opposed to just downloading.
     
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    Thanks, I bet that is what is going on... I appreciate your input
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    uTorrent uses 64MB of real memory on my Mac with fifteen uploads and three downloads.

    It is more likely the I/O to the HDD, as torrents need to be pre-written onto the HDD and will be written to throughout the downloading process.
    Maybe use an external HDD (USB will suffice) to store torrent, it did help me.
     
  9. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    What is your page ins/page outs and overall CPU use percentage while working with torrents?
     

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