Is this a bluetooth related problem?

Wordsmithmac

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Oct 23, 2011
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I have a 2010 Mac Mini it runs fine most times but it has been getting really sluggish & jerky lately. I have a magic trackpad and a apple bluetooth keyboard and both get sluggish at the same time. I have 8gb's of ram and fixed permissions but the issue remains. Only way to fix it is to reboot, as u can imagine rebooting several times a day is frustrating.

I ask if its a bluetooth issue b/c when I use my bluetooth headset after maybe 45mins sometimes less the system gets sluggish and the sound in the headset gets distorted. Thats 3 bluetooth devices that are experiencing issues.

Is there a way to update the bluetooth software or does that come from apple exclusively?
 
Nov 28, 2010
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The Bluetooth drivers come from Apple via Software Update.

During those hangups:
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Have a look at Activity Monitor (Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.
Also check the "System Memory" tab to see what your "Page ins:", "Page outs:" and "Swap used:" are.

image below uses sorting by CPU as an example

Further reading:
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Check the Console for hints.
 

CorporateFelon

macrumors regular
Oct 26, 2007
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Boston, MA
The Bluetooth drivers come from Apple via Software Update.

During those hangups:
______________________________________________________
Have a look at Activity Monitor (Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.
Also check the "System Memory" tab to see what your "Page ins:", "Page outs:" and "Swap used:" are.

image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
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Further reading:
______________________________________________________​

Check the Console for hints.
Out of curiosity, how did you do the section highlighting in that screen grab?