2011 MBP getting slow!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rfalkner, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. rfalkner macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2011
    Hello Guys,

    I bought my MBP around 3 weeks ago.


    2.2 Ghz i7
    4GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB
    750gb hd

    aka the "big" one.

    In the last week it has become really slow compared to earlier. (i installed Lion the day it arraived and worked fine until like a week ago).

    Rebooting has went from like 10-20 seconds to 3-4 mins and it constantly shows the "spinning corsur" even tho im just sitting in Chrome/safari etc.

    I have done following to get rid of the slowness:

    - Rebooted (obv)
    - Removed everything from my desktop
    - Cleaned out my "startup programs"
    - Virus scanned
    - Repaired under Disk utilities
    - Checked space on HDD (got over 500gb left)

    This is not cause i have gotten more programs and filled the PC up with crap. This basically happend from day to day.

    My booting to Windows via bootcamp also gotten ALOT slower.

    Anyone got any suggressions on how to solve the problems on my brand new Mac beeing Slow both under boot/start and while doing stuff on it.
    PS. The "slowness" is not wearing off after some time!

    Best regards - Ricky
  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    This is the Mac Pro forum (desktop), not MBP forum. You might get better help in the right forum.

    Here are my thoughts:
    Remove all peripherals, USB devices, bluetooth devices, etc.
    Remove optical discs from the drive.
    Reset PRAM.
    Check SMART status. Maybe the HDD drive is going bad.
    Do a memory check, maybe memory is going bad.
    If you have an external backup drive, try booting from that.

    That's all I can think of at the moment.
  3. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    You could also try forcing the maintenance scripts to run, in addition to what Mr. Mango suggested.

    Onyx works really well for this:

    Also, you can boot into the diagnostic mode of your restore disk and run a detailed hardware diagnostic on your mac:

    If the machine is getting REALLY slow, it could be the HD going...I would err on the side of caution and make a Time Machine backup ASAP before continuing your diagnostics. The fact that bootcamp is slowing as well points to likely memory or hard drive failure, and the hardware test would help you to confirm this.

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