Macbook Pro (i5,8GBRAM,300GB HDD) - bad performance

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by brjohnsmith, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. brjohnsmith macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2013
    Hi, even though I have deleted the partition and re-installed the OS X Lion (the original OS), I still have problem with performance with my Macbook Pro.
    My Macbook Pro is a Intel Core i5 and there are 8GB RAM, and 300GB HDD.
    I also have repaired the permissions.
    It is very slow to open software, web browser, etc...but it is Ok to surf at Web, so I consider that the internet band is ok.
    if you check at the monitor, the entire memory is not used, the cpu usage is not so high,...and the HDD is not full, there are about 20GB used (there are 300GB).
    Does anyone know how to improve the performance? or, at least, if there is any software that it is possible to tune up the performance?
  2. Buggyflayer macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2014
    West Sussex, UK
  3. brjohnsmith thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2013
    Yes, it was updated....

    Does anyone know if any software could help me to tuning Mac in order to improve the performance?

    Software such as Mackeeper, Onyx, CleanMyMac, CleanApp....

  4. Buggyflayer macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2014
    West Sussex, UK
    Stay well away from MacKeeper, it will cause you more problems than you have now.

    Have you reloaded all your old software or is it still a fresh install?

    There is something weird about the normal verify permissions in Lion. Reboot holding down the alt/option key. You should get the option to run Recovery disk. Select that & then run the Verify & repair disk. Then reboot.

    It may also be worth resetting the NVRAM
  5. EmlynDewar macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Chengdu, China
    Could be that your hard drive is failing, as the rest of that spec should have no issues!
    Any reason why you've stuck with Lion?
  6. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
  7. illusionx macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2014
    Brossard, QC
    Upgrading to an SSD will improve responsiveness a lot.

    You can also use a small utility to verify that your HDD is still sane. I usually use DriveDX for that.

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