MBP getting slightly slow

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

  1. Groat macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2010
    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

    Nov 28, 2010
    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
    Further reading:

    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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