Macbook Pro 2009 with SSD and 8GB RAM, gets slow!

soamz

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 20, 2010
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Orissa, India
Hi, I have a Macbook Pro 2009 model.
I recently placed a 256GB Crucial m4 SSD into it and a 8GB RAM from Apple.
It runs quick and everything is good.

But after an hour or two of usage, it becomes slow.

For example, when I see my stats meter, it shows 3.56GB Active and 3GB used, only 31MB FREE.
Now I tried to debug it from Activity Monitor and I see one culprit.

Its eating 30% of the power.

You can see this screenshot,
http://d.pr/i/rJAb

So, if I force quit it, it again works good and wth speed, as the Free memory becomes 3.56GB again.

But that process again starts after 10-15 minutes and the system gets slow.

So, how to get rid of this process ?
 

justperry

macrumors G4
Aug 10, 2007
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5,316
Home is everywhere and nowhere.
Hi, I have a Macbook Pro 2009 model.
I recently placed a 256GB Crucial m4 SSD into it and a 8GB RAM from Apple.
It runs quick and everything is good.

But after an hour or two of usage, it becomes slow.

For example, when I see my stats meter, it shows 3.56GB Active and 3GB used, only 31MB FREE.
Now I tried to debug it from Activity Monitor and I see one culprit.

Its eating 30% of the power.

You can see this screenshot,
http://d.pr/i/rJAb

So, if I force quit it, it again works good and wth speed, as the Free memory becomes 3.56GB again.

But that process again starts after 10-15 minutes and the system gets slow.

So, how to get rid of this process ?
Do you need to sync your Addressbook, if not switch it off, that might solve it, another way which could helpis to manually download the latest COMBO update and reapply it, you need the combo updater!!!

Edit: I just now saw the THIS link in Simsaladimbamba's post, so that might solve the problem.
 

justperry

macrumors G4
Aug 10, 2007
10,172
5,316
Home is everywhere and nowhere.
How do I switch that off ?
I am not sure about this but try switching off contacts in the "Mail,Contacts & Calendars Preference pane.

But, did you read the "THIS" link in Simsala.... post, the last post has something interesting, see below.


I had the same problem described by theanimaster - bringing a $2000 computer to its knees. AddressBookSourceSync was the symptom. In my Skype preferences I unchecked "Show Mac Contacts" and the problem disappeared. No more memory leak.

Whew!