MBP Late 2011 running a bit slow/jumpy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by snowydog, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. snowydog macrumors 6502

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    It's weird - there's a bit of a delay when doing things. Really noticed it from today.

    It's also making more noise than before.

    Bit worried. I'm a first time mac owner so I'm still getting to grips with it all.

    I'm not sure how to describe it other than bit jumpy/delay between tasks, clicking buttons, typing etc?

    Checked updates - all fine.Thought it was maybe just google chrome but seems it is the same for iTunes, safari, open office and general usage (finder etc)

    It's getting pretty hot too. I have a black desk (just incase that matters)

    Any advice/suggestions?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    First, try restarting your computer. That solves many issues. There are some other things you can check that impact performance:

    Performance Tips For Mac OS X
     
  3. pacman7331 macrumors regular

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    You may want a RAM upgrade, depending on your load.

    Or your Hard disk may be needing some work.

    Those delays are on every mac i've ever used. Eventually they get worse. I think it's a hard disk issue. Dunno about SSD.
     
  4. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    You are best off doing a restart (as mentioned). If that does not fix it, open Activity Monitor and observe your load over a few days with your general tasks.
     

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