MacBook Pro Mid 2010

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  1. barcode00, Apr 20, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2016

    barcode00 macrumors member

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    I have a Mid 2010 MacBook Pro which is currently running OS X 10.10.5.
    I'm looking to replace it in the near future, and I was wondering if anyone had any comments with reference to the below. Thank you for any comments.

    Over the past 6 months I've been having these problems with the machine:
    • If I'm playing audio, occasionally the playback will stutter and catch up with itself. Sometimes when I open a new tab or application, or switch application or tab, the audio will stutter.
    • A general irresponsiveness to requests, e.g. changing volume using keyboard shortcuts might fail, only to catch up a few seconds later, or for my request to just get forgotten about (sorry to humanise it in that way)
    • An occasional issue whereby the appropriate window/tab will not always display as expected. For example, if I were viewing one tab and switched to another, a 'ghost' of a former tab might appear pixelated. I'm not sure why this issue persists; it has happened in various scenarios, with windows instead of tabs, for example, and it doesn't always recover easily. One recent example is when I switched back to a tab which had Google Maps open - it showed an upside down, pixelated version of a previous tab. I closed the tab and reopened it to resolve it.
    This is what I have changed over the years:
    • I changed to use an SSD
    • I upgraded the RAM from 4GB to 8GB
     
  2. raptor402 macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried reinstalling the OS? Most of your issues seem like software issues rather than hardware issues.
     
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    #3
    - Agreed.
     
  4. archi_130w1 macrumors member

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    Also, why are you on 10.10? I have upgraded my mid 15" 2010 to 10.11 and have had no issues. I also am still using 4 gigs of RAM.

    Waiting on the 2016 update ^_^

    Just a thought. Your computer, your choice.
     
  5. barcode00 thread starter macrumors member

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    I recently upgraded to 10.11 and have seen an improvement - thanks for the responses, not sure why I put it off for so long.
     
  6. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

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    You need a fresh install. My machine flys on the latest software. I'm almost worried I won't be able to justify a new one!
     

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