Macbook is running VERY slow!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Hamoodi, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Hamoodi macrumors member

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    My white plastic Macbook (1GB RAM, 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo), I got in April 07', has been running very slowly lately! I don't know why. Simple apps such as Safari give me the spinning wheel. Don't even think about running Skype and Safari. I really don't know why! In May I got an iMac and that day it did not seem as slow. I really can tell it is not what it used to be. Any tips?
     
  2. DJLC macrumors 6502a

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    You'll definitely want to upgrade your RAM. Especially if you plan to upgrade to Lion. Check crucial.com.
     
  3. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    I'd upgrade to 4 GB RAM (cheap) and a small SSD if you don't need storage space. If you do, perhaps look into a higher RPM or hybrid drive.
     
  4. Hamoodi thread starter macrumors member

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    I am not planning on Lion for that Macbook. But my problem is, is that is running slow randomly for no apparent reason!
     
  5. Hamoodi thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies. I decided to just wipe the Hard Drive completely, re-install Snow Leopard, iLife 09', and update everything. Installing updates now... will let you guys now if this fixed the slowness! :apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:
     

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