Choppy video playback and performance

yusufinternet

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Oct 16, 2014
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Hello every one..

I have a 9,2 MacBook Pro, I had a problem lately with the computer performance, the problem is that the computer turns unresponsive from time to time, and needs a lot of time to do simple tasks, while playing video the video playback is very choppy, especially if playing a high resolution video (i.e. 720 px , 1080 px), I have tried reseting the SMC and PRAM but no success in resolving the problem, I checked the harddisk with disk utility but no errors were found, the S.M.A.R.T status is verified, everything seems to be ok!

anyway, I read that reinstalling Mac OS X might solve the problem, but my internet connection is too slow to do that, and it fails in the middle of the way every time I try to, so I downloaded ubuntu and formatted the complete hard disk and installed it, to discover that the problem continue to persist, although the performance is a little bit better but the problem continue to exist, and it is very frustrating, when I play a 1080 p video from my external usb hard disk it plays smoothly, while it does not when playing from the built-in hard drive.. does this suggest that there is a problem with my hard disk and that I should go for a change? Any ideas?? :(
 
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yusufinternet

macrumors newbie
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Oct 16, 2014
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Help..

the problem happened when I was using OS X 10.9 Mavericks

here are some details about the computer:

2.5 ghz i5
8 GB RAM
500 GB HD

Pleeaase heelp !! :eek:
 

yusufinternet

macrumors newbie
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Oct 16, 2014
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But we don't have apple people in Iraq :D
Is there any tests that I can do to make sure that changing the HD will solve the problem?
I appreciate your help Mr.dopeman..
 

yusufinternet

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 16, 2014
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Hello every body..
Just to let you know, I have changed my hard disk with an SSD, and it works just fine currently..