Beachballing MBP. Ran etrecheck...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by johnmed, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. johnmed macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2009
    Can any of you clever bods deduce what may be the problem:
    EtreCheck version: 1.9.12 (48)
    Report generated 8 July 2014 17:52:42 BST

    Hardware Information:
    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) (Verified)
    MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro8,1
    1 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 2 cores
    4 GB RAM

    Video Information:
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 - VRAM: 384 MB
    Color LCD 1280 x 800

    System Software:
    OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) - Uptime: 0 days 2:20:18

    Disk Information:
    Hitachi HTS545032B9A302 disk0 : (320.07 GB)
    EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB
    Untitled (disk0s2) / [Startup]: 299.21 GB (103.37 GB free)
    Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>: 650 MB
    BOOTCAMP (disk0s4) /Volumes/BOOTCAMP: 20 GB (780.8 MB free)


    USB Information:
    Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver
    Apple Inc. FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)
    Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
    Apple Inc. BRCM2070 Hub
    Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

    Thunderbolt Information:
    Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus


    Launch Daemons:
    [loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist Support
    [loaded] Support
    [loaded] org.cindori.CCAuth.plist Support

    Launch Agents:
    [failed] Support

    User Launch Agents:
    [loaded] Support
    [loaded] de.metaquark.appfresh.plist Support

    User Login Items:

    Internet Plug-ins:
    SharePointBrowserPlugin: Version: 14.1.0 Support
    FlashPlayer-10.6: Version: - SDK 10.6 Support
    Flash Player: Version: - SDK 10.6 Outdated! Update
    QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.7.3
    Silverlight: Version: 5.1.20913.0 - SDK 10.6 Support
    Default Browser: Version: 537 - SDK 10.9

    Audio Plug-ins:
    BluetoothAudioPlugIn: Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.9
    AirPlay: Version: 2.0 - SDK 10.9
    AppleAVBAudio: Version: 203.2 - SDK 10.9
    iSightAudio: Version: 7.7.3 - SDK 10.9

    iTunes Plug-ins:
    Quartz Composer Visualizer: Version: 1.4 - SDK 10.9

    User Internet Plug-ins:
    Google Earth Web Plug-in: Version: 7.1 Support

    3rd Party Preference Panes:
    Flash Player Support

    Time Machine:
    Skip System Files: NO
    Auto backup: YES
    Volumes being backed up:
    Untitled: Disk size: 278.66 GB Disk used: 182.39 GB
    Mac [Local] (Last used)
    Total size: 310.50 GB
    Total number of backups: 5
    Oldest backup: 2014-05-10 12:14:50 +0000
    Last backup: 2014-06-22 07:14:53 +0000
    Size of backup disk: Too small
    Backup size 310.50 GB < (Disk used 182.39 GB X 3)
    Time Machine details may not be accurate.
    All volumes being backed up may not be listed.

    Top Processes by CPU:
    5% Transmission
    5% Finder
    1% PluginProcess
    1% Dock

    Top Processes by Memory:
    123 MB softwareupdated
    102 MB
    102 MB Mail
    78 MB Finder
    74 MB mds_stores

    Virtual Memory Information:
    399 MB Free RAM
    1.49 GB Active RAM
    1.09 GB Inactive RAM
    1004 MB Wired RAM
    610 MB Page-ins
    55 MB Page-outs

    In the next few months I'm intending to upgrade to a 500gb Samsung Evo SSD, (and possibly increase RAM?).

    Is anything amiss other than a crappy old HDD?

    All the best, John
  2. GhettoMrBob macrumors regular

    May 21, 2014
    It could just be the HD. Or it could be your OS being funky. Have you tried doing a upgrade install (or clean install) of your current OS to see if that resolves some of the issues?

    That being said, an SSD will vastly improve your experience...even if the OS is having a fit.
  3. TheIguana macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2004
    Could be RAM, what does your memory pressure look like in Activity Monitor? Is it either orange or red? If it is in the green consistently then it is probably just the hard drive.
  4. bennynova macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2014
    your Hard Drive cable could be on the fritz

    i have an early 2011 MBP and have gone through 2 now

    starts w/ beachballing at odd times (especially when you open it)
  5. johnmed, Jul 8, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2014

    johnmed thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2009
    Thanks for the replies.

    I usually do a clean install yearly with the new OS, and it gets nice and quick again and then slows and beach balls increasingly by around this time of year, a cycle that repeats and repeats...

    I had been doing some research about causes of beachballing and happened upon that etrecheck diagnostic thing, but didn't really understand the results.

    From task manager it does look like RAM is being used a plenty?!

    EDIT: Scrap that, I've just looked at memory pressure and read up on how Mavericks uses RAM.

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