MBP (Early '08) Sluggish with 4GB RAM

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pexel, May 9, 2009.

  1. pexel macrumors member

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    I've got an early 2008 MacBook Pro with 4GB of RAM and a 250GB HDD with ~30GB currently free. When I boot up, it takes a while for things to load and loading Safari (v4 Public Beta) is excruciatingly slow the first time, as is iTunes, iPhoto etc...

    Come a few hours of using the machine and things seem to slow down to a halt, I experience the beach ball very frequently when surfing the web.

    I've just quit all open apps except Safari and checked Activity Monitor:

    Free: 283MB
    Wired: 580
    Active: 1.94GB
    Inactive: 1.20GB
    Used: 3.71
    VM Size: 46.15
    Swap Used: 1.65

    Why would OS X be using swap if I'e got free and inactive RAM? Basically the machine is feeling very sluggish and I have no idea what to do...
     
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    someone had a similar problem. try resetting the PRAM.
     
  3. daneoni macrumors G4

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  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Also checking out how to reset the SMC may be worth a shot.
     
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