Machine Sluggish?....

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Eric Lewis, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

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    #1
    Its a Macbook 2.0ghz 1gb ram (one before santa clause rosa)

    Overall..if im using Word, iTunes, MSN, Safari..it just slows right down and takes a while to do things...

    What should I try first

    1) Back Up Documents....Clean Install of OS

    2) Upgrade to 2GB ram?

    3) Both?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #2
    Get more RAM. It's dirt cheap.

    In before asking to see your Page Outs.
     
  3. Eric Lewis thread starter macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

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    #3
    what do you mean by page outs?
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

    Neil321

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    #4
    Look in your activity monitor >system memory,your page outs,should be alot less than your page in's ( cant remember by how much )
     
  5. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Definitely add more memory. 2gb should be enough for most tasks.
     

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