Macbook slows down... slows down... until reboot

navaira

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Hi all,

rMB m5/512, Sierra 10.12.4.

I'm using Chrome as my primary browser and all is good and well. Until I shut the lid and let the Macbook fall asleep a few times. And then it just gets slower and slower. Has anybody else encountered this? Quitting Chrome doesn't help. Quitting ALL apps doesn't help. Only restart does anything.

I blame Sierra, because I don't really think it's gone past beta stage yet, but I'm not sure, hence me posting this here. I'd go back to El Cap but then I'd lose my backups, also I don't know if it's possible to install El Capitan and then restore all data and documents from a Sierra backup...

Thanks for all/any replies!
 

teksurv

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I saw this behavior for the first time last week on my M3 model. Like you, I use the Chrome browser and a restart fixed the lag.
 

navaira

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I saw this behavior for the first time last week on my M3 model. Like you, I use the Chrome browser and a restart fixed the lag.
Did you update to 10.12.4 recently? Perhaps it's Chrome's fault. A lot of problems of the world are Chrome's fault, I'd use something else if bookmark sync wasn't so handy.
 

DeltaMac

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Could help to run your Activity Monitor. Leave that open. Compare that app from soon after a restart, to some time later when you notice your system is slowing down. You can sort the lists by memory usage, or % CPU. It may help you decide if some app (such as Chrome) is the issue that is slowing your system - or something else...
 

komatsu

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Could help to run your Activity Monitor. Leave that open. Compare that app from soon after a restart, to some time later when you notice your system is slowing down. You can sort the lists by memory usage, or % CPU. It may help you decide if some app (such as Chrome) is the issue that is slowing your system - or something else...
+1

In most cases like this, Activity Monitor should be able to indicate which process is using up most CPU or memory.
 

navaira

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I believe Chrome was the culprit. Canary works beautifully, no lags or any other problems. Thanks, Google. :p If Canary starts being problematic I'll update here, but for now I'm happy.