MBP getting slightly slow

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Groat, May 1, 2011.

  1. Groat macrumors member

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    My MBP 2010 is getting slightly slower than it used to be (although that may be me just thinking it's gotten slower). What's the best tool you'd recommend to give it a 'spring clean'? There are tons of results on Google, I know, but I don't want to waste my time trying all these programs.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Have a look at Activity Monitor (Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.
    Also check the "System Memory" tab to see what your "Page ins:", "Page outs:" and "Swap used:" are.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
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    PS: There is no need for any tool to "spring clean" your Mac. You may use Onyx (free) to run some of the scripts, but Mac OS X usually takes good care of itself.

    Have you made sure, you have enough free storage capacity, around 10 to 20 % of the HDD's overall capacity?

    And in what ways does the MBP feel slower?
    Maybe we can help, or maybe you can find answers via MRoogle?
     

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