Is this a bluetooth related problem?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Wordsmithmac, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Wordsmithmac macrumors member


    Oct 23, 2011
    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?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    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
    Further reading:

    Check the Console for hints.
  3. Wordsmithmac thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 23, 2011
    Thanks I'll give it a try... its very frustrating
  4. CorporateFelon macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Out of curiosity, how did you do the section highlighting in that screen grab?

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