Lag problem. please help

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Macboy!, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Macboy! macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2007
    So today ive noticed a problem with my macbook. While browsing the internet im noticing that while trying to scroll down or up the page my trackpad icon is temporarily freezing up for a few moments before responding. also when im attempting to shut down safari it takes several moments to do is instead of instantly like it used to. anybody know what might be wrong?
  2. karenflower macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    Have you tried restarting? That might speed things up a bit.
  3. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000


    Jan 30, 2005
    Greenville, NC
    It also might be a good idea to clear out Safari's cache and all your history. That will probably help speed up Safari as well.
  4. Macboy! thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2007
    Ive tried both to no avail. i may have no choice other then to go to the apple store and see what they can tell me.
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    A few things to check before heading off to the local, in no particular order:

    • Check All Processes in Activity Monitor to see if a process is hanging or taking more resources than normal.
    • Check here also to see that you're not maxing out your RAM or CPU.
    • Check that you have at least 8GB of free hard drive space on your machine.
    • Restart your machine (if you haven't already).
    • Unplug peripherals one-by-one to see if they're slowing things down for you.
    • Open a new user account and see if the slowness is there, too.

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