Mac Book Pro laggy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by busterbluth, May 2, 2009.

  1. busterbluth macrumors 6502

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    I've had my new MBP 15" for about 6 months. I love it, but have noticed recently that there is a lot of lag, and a lot of that spinning rainbow circle when loading safari pages. It happens with even simple pages that have mostly text. I was previously a PC user and would have just defragmented the hard drive, or did some other tricks to help clean up the system. Im new to mac and I don't know what the equivalent would be or why there is so much lag. Anyone have any suggestions? I appreciate all the help (yes i searched, but didnt find what i was looking for) Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    a good place to start is using Onyx

    repair permissions and clear the logs.
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    You can start with resetting Safari and emptying the cache. You can also delete the "Caches" folder from user folder/Library
     
  5. busterbluth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!

    I just did a few steps and there is already a huge difference. Thanks to everyone that responded!
     
  6. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    what "steps" did you take?
     
  7. busterbluth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I reset safari and that solved my safari lag. after that I downloaded onyx and used that. Didn't see a huge difference but my main issue was safari.
     
  8. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    good stuff. yea resetting safari can really make a difference. if you dont do very complicated browsing and want a really fast browser try Stainless. again it's a pretty stripped down but it's incredibly quick.
     
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