macbook pro is running really slow...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by robotjaw, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. robotjaw macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2011
    Hey all, my 17inch macbook pro is running pretty slow as of about 2 months ago and i dont know why. i still have about 250 gigs left of space so that cant be the problem.Even just opening Firefox or Safari i get that rainbow wheel and it just doesnt do anything for like 5-10 minutes. its driving me nuts! same with opening applications. is there anyway i can clean something up to make it faster? or any suggestions at all? thanks a lot for any help!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Have a look at Activity Monitor (Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.
    Also check the "System Memory" tab to see what your "Page ins:", "Page outs:" and "Swap used:" are.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
    Further reading:

    What exact MBP do you have? Maybe the HDD is getting slower. Have you tried AJA System Test yet to benchmark your HDD?

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