mac is so slow

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bushman1, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. bushman1 macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2007
    I have a brand new mbp, 4 months old and it is a lot slower than my 2001 g4. I can't seem to find any reason for this. My hdd is 90% full and I have 2 gigs of ram which should be enough to do everyday tasks. I am running 10.5 and soon 10.6. I don't know if there is an app that will speed it up or what.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Take a look at Activity Monitor so you can see if there's something eating your CPU or RAM. I recommend you to do clean install of 10.6
  3. bushman1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2007
    Dose that require removial of everything on the hdd
  4. besler3035 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Clean install = ERASE and install

    Get a Time Machine backup going and you can restore certain items from that. I agree though, it's best to start fresh.

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