Lightning fast MBP is now hitting a wall

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ThirtyThr33, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. ThirtyThr33 macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2011
    Boulder, Colorado
    Hey MR,

    So I got my new :apple: MBP about a week ago (15"-2.0-2011-500gb/5krpm) and I have LOVED the snappiness I have seen thus far when using it. HOWEVER I just downloaded a neat little app called "Download Songs" off the app store and all of the sudden I feel like I'm using my old crappy Acer :eek: again (even though the description claims its a lite program). I got a few beachballs, the apps take way longer to close, new apps take longer to open etc. I don't know how to go about this so here are my questions:

    1) Do you think it's the app or do I just need to restart er something of that nature?

    2) How do I go about sluggish performance? (If i was using windows I'd just CTL,ALT& DEL to use task manager but I don't know what the :apple: equivalent is)
  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
    Check Activity Viewer and identify what is eating up processor time.
  3. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    *Activity Monitor

    (normally i wouldn't correct but he/she implied they're new to OSX...)
  4. ThirtyThr33 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2011
    Boulder, Colorado
    I figured it out but thanks, I'm pretty tech savvy believe it or not on a PC but I'm still getting warmed up to Macs

    I did, not much seems to be eating up memory. It says its ~99% idle *shrug*
  5. tallchris macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2010
    Is that 99% idle on CPU or system memory?
  6. Kafka macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2011
    Activity monitor screenshot please.

    I think the activity viewer thing was because the guy is using OS X in a different language.
  7. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    try repairing disk permissions in Disk Utility
  8. negativzero macrumors 6502a

    Jul 19, 2011
    I reckon its the 5400rpm disk you're having which is making things slower(it slows down exponentially when you have more apps installed.). You should have gone for the 7200rpm option or an SSD.

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