2008 Macbook running slow

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by atters, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. atters macrumors newbie

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    Hi all
    I am the owner of an early 2008 white macbook. It's the 2.4ghz core2duo with 2gb ram.

    I am becoming increasingly frustrated by the apple spinning wheel I get when trying to carry out tasks. Nothing heavy duty, just running iTunes at the same time as having a safari window or 2 open.

    Anything I can do to improve things? :confused:
     
  2. MacAndrew07 macrumors member

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    What version of OS X are you running??
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    How is your memory usage going? 2GB seems very tight space. Have you thought about upgrading that?
     
  4. atters thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's currently 10.7.5 so Lion osx

    That's my question really? Should I upgrade the memory? Hard drive? Change OSX?
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Upgrading the RAM in your system would certainly speed things up...2GB is quite low these days.
     

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