Lots of scrolling lag on 2010 / Video lag

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  1. surfologist87 macrumors 6502

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    I have the 2010 13" in my sig, and i have noticed lately it is getting a lot of lag on the screen while scrolling.

    While watching any streaming video, the sound will continue, but the video will freeze for about 2 seconds, and then resume playing. It does this a LOT during videos.

    And the while scrolling through a webpage or up and down in itunes, it will freeze for about 2 seconds, then scroll up or down wherever i choose.

    I noticed this within the last couple of weeks, and a reboot will help fix it, but only temporary. It starts after only a day or two of being on.

    Im one that doesnt like to reboot my computer every day. This thing has gone weeks without ever needing one, so it is a bit of a pain and frustrating that it wont 'keep up'. Its not that old at all, i got it in about August/September

    Any ideas on what it could be?
     
  2. surfologist87 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any ideas anyone? Its quite frustrating and searching only brought up 3 year old threads of odds and ends.

    Its basically brand new, i feel there should be something i can do to fix this.
     
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  4. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Have you done a PRAM reset? Also have you checked your HDD for errors? and perhaps more simply have you installed all recent updates and rebooted your computer?
     
  5. surfologist87 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your reply. I just did a pram reset. im going to give it a few days and see if it comes back.
    Not sure about checking the hdd for errors, ill do some research into this one and see what it does and how to do it.
    I am completely up to date and have had a few reboots. It seems to happen after a few days of using the computer without rebooting (say, uptime = 4 days..i get lots of scrolling and video lag... I dont know what else to call it, other than the computer just cant "keep up")
     
  6. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

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    I would just reboot it once every two days. Takes 20-30 seconds. You can reboot it during a pee break. I'm sure your computer is faster at rebooting than you running to the bathroom, pee'n and coming back? Unless you live in the bathroom?
     
  7. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Launch Disk Utility and click Verify Disk.
     
  8. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    Did the above suggestions help?

    It happens to me even on a Mac Pro occasionally ... restart your browser may help, as will rebooting.
     
  9. surfologist87 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, well i just rarely reboot my computer. In the last 6+ months, maybe a dozen reboots..maybe??

    If it happens i will just give it a boot. I did the pram reset and ill leave it as long as i can and see what happens.

    And of course i take my macbook in for a pee break!!! haha :p
     

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