last gen Air verrry sluggish. tips?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by thumb, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. thumb macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    My wife's previous generation mba has gotten very slow, tons of beachballs, etc. I know I can't increase the RAM or anything, but any tips? Her HDD is not even half full, and we are just talking email, surfing, and word processing.

    I am up for a complete wipe and reinstall, but thought I would look for easier options first.

    Cheers, and many thanks.
     
  2. darrellishere macrumors 6502

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    Jul 13, 2007
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    Buy and install an ssd! And install coolbook to unthrottle the cpu.

    But the ssd is your main reason for getting the beach balls its because of the slow disk access.
    Personally I would never put that pice of crap (Ipod hard disk) in any computer.

    Just spend the $200 bucks on a runcore and enjoy another 2 years of blazingly fast life out of your air.

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
     
  3. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Whoa, easy there tiger. Go for a complete wipe and clean re-install. We have a rev C 1.86 MBA, and it was getting slooooow. We did a re-install, updated everything, let it settle for a day and then reset the PRAM and voila, she's back snappy again.
     

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