Macbook slowing down alot lately..

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by originalcliche, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. originalcliche macrumors member

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    Hey everyone

    So I got my first mac which is my white 2.2 ghz macbook and im loving every day we've had together.. lol...

    But ive noticed lately , by lately i mean this past few weeks that every time I'm running Logic 8 and try to run anotehr program, mainly safari, everything starts to crawl. So i figured maybe i had to many plug ins or logic 8 was taking up too much ram, but then i started to notice if i am running any two programs at once its like im using a pc with a 600 mhz processor in 2000 with dial up internet. Thats how slow it gets. Before these past two weeks I could usually run like 5-6 programs at once and not have any speed issues. I have 2 GBs of ram, and I will upgrade to 4 but I think its kind of weird that it just started happening. I took a look at the activity monitor and theres over 1 GB of ram left to be used and I have repaired disk permissions and nothing. Now i am out of ideas on how to possibly fix this speed problem.

    Any one have any suggestions? Thanks in advance guys
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Running disk warrior will help if your slowdown is caused by losing track of where files are. In either case, it's a good thing to have in your toolbox.
     
  3. mac2mac macrumors member

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    How much cpu is being used ?
    Use activity monitor to see how much cpu is being used when running these apps.
     
  4. originalcliche thread starter macrumors member

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    OK thanks guys, I will look into this disk warrior app you speak of :)
     
  5. Pacer69 macrumors member

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    Also go to Applications--Utilities--Disk Utility--click on your hard drive in the DU window and then click Repair Permissions. That may solve the problem.

    Also, start dumping your 3rd-party software, esp. stuff like Limewire or anything that does torrrents. This can wreak havoc on a system.

    May also want to check if you have a printer "open" -- it will show up as an extra icon in your dock. If open, quit the printer. This can also cause some issues if the printer app is searching for a wireless printer or a printer that isn't hooked up at the moment.
     

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