Macbook Pro running slowly

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Revan12200, May 26, 2014.

  1. Revan12200 macrumors newbie

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    May 26, 2014
    #1
    My Macbook Pro sometimes runs very slowly, even though all applications are closed except chrome. I can't work out what the cause of the problem is.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    MacBook Pro, 15-inch, Early 2011
    Processor 2 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Software OS X 10.9.3 (13D65)

    Hardware Overview:
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core i7
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Boot ROM Version: MBP81.0047.B27
    SMC Version (system): 1.69f4
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

    Storage:
    Macintosh HD:
    Available: 137.87 GB (137,866,084,352 bytes)
    Capacity: 249.54 GB (249,538,142,208 bytes)
    Mount Point: /
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    Writable: Yes
    Ignore Ownership: No
    BSD Name: disk0s2
    Volume UUID: 2957F310-6052-33FA-A63D-EAE83D106726
    Physical Drive:
    Media Name: Hitachi HTS545050B9A302 Media
    Medium Type: Rotational
    Protocol: SATA
    Internal: Yes
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified

    Data Disk:
    Available: 245.24 GB (245,240,000,512 bytes)
    Capacity: 249.58 GB (249,575,739,392 bytes)
    Mount Point: /Volumes/Data Disk
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    Writable: Yes
    Ignore Ownership: No
    BSD Name: disk0s4
    Volume UUID: 7C63E72F-3F30-3E94-B3F7-4A18781AB3D1
    Physical Drive:
    Media Name: Hitachi HTS545050B9A302 Media
    Medium Type: Rotational
    Protocol: SATA
    Internal: Yes
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified
     
  2. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    Location:
    Southern Cal
    #2
    Chrome can often be a memory hog especially with many tabs open. Check memory usage in activity monitor when it slows down. If so, more memory might help.
     
  3. AndyK macrumors 65816

    AndyK

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    #3
    Chrome is pretty horrible in OS X vs how good it is in Windows. Consider swapping to Safari & you'll probably see a big improvement.
     
  4. kelon111 macrumors 6502

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    Mar 16, 2013
    #4
    If you want your laptop to feel more responsive overall , you can always replace the HDD with an SSD (all the new Mac laptops come with SSDs already).
     

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