macbook 10.9.4 extremely slow?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by SR 7, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. SR 7 macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2009
    Okay so I have finally had it, my macbook is extremely slow!!

    I have 5gb of RAM, 500GB HD with 95GB free and I am constantly waiting anywhere from 2-3 seconds to process stuff such as when I take my mouse over a tab on my safari i have to wait before it is "clickable."

    My ram fluctuates down to like 200mb free somehow when I only have Safari open and maybe iTunes "IF" that.

    what is causing this? I want to chuck the damn thing.


    Oh and OMG if I accidentally take the mouse to the left corner where it shows all my screens open!!! That takes 20 seconds to go back to the regular desktop!
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    Have you looked in Activity Monitor to see which processes are eating up memory and possibly CPU cycles?
  3. SR 7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2009
    yes it seems kernel and my safari, mainly safari!
  4. MacInTO macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2005
    Canada, eh!
    When's the last time you shut it down? Try that.

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