MacBook Pro going slower and slower and eventually freezes...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ToddJ, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. ToddJ macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2008
    I have been having some problems with my MacBook Pro going slower and slower and then eventually grinds to a halt. I'm not sure what is causing it....Is there a log that will show me any memory leaks or at least what was using up the most memory/CPU at the time it freezes? a lot of times it freezes awhile after the screensaver kicks in ....
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    We need some more information. What model of MBP is it? How much RAM do you have installed?
  3. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2007
    This started happening to me and it turned out my HDD needed repair.

    Try activity monitor and see how much RAM you are using, then see if the page outs are significant (they need to be a LOT less than your page ins)

    The reason I tell you this is because me spotlight went crazy and started hogging all my RAM.
    So check which process has the most usage, if its mds, the you got the same problem as me. Just boot off your recovery disk, open disk utility and verify and repair the HDD, don't worry this won't erase anything :D

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