Macbook slowing down

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Jaredistheman, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Jaredistheman macrumors member

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    Randomly i turned my computer on today and my macbook did some funny things and is slowing downing and hanging up on simple things. What are some things i could do to make sure everything is in working order and i'm running as fast as possible? Thanks!:D


    ps, i have 117 gb's free so that's definitely not the problem!
     
  2. o2xygen macrumors regular

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    Search for a program called Onyx. Not too sure after that maybe a leopard reinstall?
     
  3. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    it's probably just spotlight indexing things. check you activity monitor and see if there's any process that's taking up a lot of CPU or RAM.
     
  4. Jaredistheman thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually i have tiger. haha Everything looks pretty good usage wise but it says a gig of my ram is "inactive". Why is that? Should it be that way or can i some how activate the other gig to help with speed? Cause i only have about 30 mb's or so free of ram usage.
     
  5. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    IIRC, according to Apple KBase, you should consider "inactive" as free memory. It's not being used so if and when your computer needs the memory, it will be available so "free" + "inactive" = total free RAM available.
     
  6. Jaredistheman thread starter macrumors member

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