Macbook Pro 2011 extremely slow

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Wozza16, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Wozza16 macrumors newbie

    Wozza16

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    Nov 5, 2016
    #1
    Hi everyone,



    Looking for anybody who can point me in the right direction about my 2011 Macbook Pro, I have the standard 500GB HD on the machine with 430GB free, I have 4GB of RAM. I don't use it for Photoshop, gaming or any major programs (I couldn't if I wanted to). It gets extremely laggy if I have more than 4-5 tabs open on Safari/Chrome especially if running any flash features Youtube/streaming etc.



    People often tell me I need to upgrade the ram and using the activity monitor it says a lot of the memory out of the 4gb is used however the memory pressure stays as a constant level green bar....?



    I'm currently running OS X 10.9.5. These are the other features... Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3, Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB, Software OS X 10.9.5 (13F1911).



    Any ideas on what I should try/do? I don't want to just guess and waste $$ or potentially ruin my Macbook!!



    Regards!



    Ben
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    #2
    If it is slow because you Upgraded! Run the free checking software EyreCheck and see if you have some incompatible hackies, plugins, etc. the program will output a text file showing what is out of date. Then you can manually delete those files and reboot after deleting those files
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G5

    Fishrrman

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    Feb 20, 2009
    #3
    If you are still using a platter-based hard drive in the MacBook, upgrade it to an SSD.

    I assure you, it won't be "slow" any more after doing that...
     

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