2011 MBP 13" Slow!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wassup121, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. wassup121 macrumors member

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    Hey all, was wondering if you guys have similar problems as me:

    - watching a youtube video with no other app open, fan starts and gets extremely loud and annoying
    - have apps like Word and using firefox, and then opening up images or itunes, it becomes so slow

    what's going on? i know this isnt normal considering my 2006 macbook didnt do anything compared to this. or am i just being a little dumb...:confused:
     
  2. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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  3. 1quick1 macrumors member

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    Shouldn't be an issue. I had the 13'' for a month and had none of those issues with those exact tasks. I did use Chrome but I doubt FF is causing that much of an issue. Are you pegging a lot of CPU? RAM? Etc?
     
  4. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    Try the same video with Chrome and again with Safari.

    Compare CPU usage between the three in Activity monitor.

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  5. mghostsoft macrumors member

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    I upgraded RAM to 8GB and run Windows 7 in virtual machine with 3.5GB memory allocated, and it's quite fast still. I used to use Firefox and it usually causes my computer slow, so I use Chrome now.
     

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