MacBook runs slow in general

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Maltball, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Maltball macrumors newbie

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    My MacBook is from the Summer of 2007, so its not the newest one but the last model, a black one.

    Basically, it just runs slowly. Sometimes i'll boot it up and just dragging icons can be really choppy and opening files or just double-clicking the Mac HD icon will cause that spiral of colors to pop up. It isn't always super slow but I would say that my mac is a lot lot slower than it was in the first 6-8 months I owned it. It has 1gig of memory and it isn't like I have lots of programs running at once (if i was i would understand it being a bit slow)

    My guess is just from going to websites, cookie build-up, maybe the hardware is just againg, pop-ups, pornography, or whatever is just causing it to slowwwwwwww down. I'd like to not have to reinstall the os and i'm at school anyways so i dont have the disc for that.

    Any idea what I can do??
     
  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    If you're able to, I'd upgrade the RAM to at least 2GB. You should notice a big difference when running applications. You can get good deals on RAM from OWC.
     
  3. OldManJimbo macrumors 6502

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    Have you repaired permissions? Google it and follow directions.

    If you're near an Apple store, make an appointment at their Genius Bar.
     
  4. Maltball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ill do this.

    and ill look into the memory. i think this is the right kind. how can i be sure before purchasing? http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/5300DDR2S2GB/
     
  5. és: macrumors 6502a

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    First step is to use an application like onyX to clear through your system. Then try this
     
  6. Maltball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks es. working on this now.
     
  7. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

    themoonisdown09

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    If your Macbook is listed lower on the page where it says "This module is compatible with the following", then it's the right kind (which it should be if you have the mid-2007 Macbook).
     
  8. Maltball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem is reoccurring ... this is just what i posted in a different forum (@ different non-mac forum) ... but same question again to you guys. I dunno... fcccckkk...
     

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