MacBook Pro running SLOOOOOWWWW

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by IKBest, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. IKBest macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #1
    My MacBook Pro is running extremely slow and glitchy, I'm tempted to re install mac os x but I dont want the hassel of reinstalling all of my pro apps, CS5 FCS... etc. Any suggestions to an alternative?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Location:
    located
    #2
    Performance Tips For Mac OS X

    ______________________________________________________
    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
    [​IMG]
    Further reading:
    ______________________________________________________​

     
  3. MonkeyBrainz macrumors regular

    MonkeyBrainz

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2012
    #3
    Just a question, how did you make those glowing outlines? I could do that in Photoshop, was just wondering if you're using some quick and easy method. Never thought of displaying things that way, I've always just used arrows.
     
  4. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    #4
    Doing an Archive and Install shouldn't require reinstalling any apps...
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Location:
    located
    #5
    I use PS for that, using the Blending Options and such.
    As I often have used this "Activity Monitor" template, I decided one day, to just make a visual representation, though it is still too loud, if you catch my drift. Maybe one day I find a way to make it simpler.
     
  6. MonkeyBrainz macrumors regular

    MonkeyBrainz

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2012
    #6
    Ahh... cool. It looked like an "outer glow" esque effect to me. I may try that. The end result is pretty sweet.
     
  7. IKBest thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #7
    THANKS! that really helped :D
     

Share This Page