MBP Really slow after 1 month..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Amber, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. Amber macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2006
    I have over 50 gig of HD left. As I'm typing the mac can barely keep up. Windows drag when I scroll and it takes about 2 seconds for something to minimize.
  2. anirban macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Did you install new RAM recently?
    Do you have tons of widgets running in the background?

    Try opening the Activity Monitor and see which programs are eating away the most power..
  3. Amber thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2006
    No new RAM. Stock 2.2 MBP.

    Don't even use widgets. My 3 year old PC seems much faster.

    Also, nothing in activity monitor shows much. I have over 1.5 gig of ram free.
  4. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
  5. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    no way!

    ...try the basics, reset pram and repair permissions, then...i dont know, reinstall OSX?
  6. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I've experienced slow-downs, such as the text not keeping up.

    Simply because there is a program in the background that is leaking memory. The Mac Bittorent program Transmission is an example of this (although it was updated today, so not sure if the new build has fixed that).

    What programs do you have running? Have you installed any hacks, such as extra OSX themes?
  7. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Are you viewing all processes or just your own?

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