MBP Recently Running Slow

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mynameismatt89, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. mynameismatt89 macrumors 6502

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    Hello everyone,

    I purchased my new MBP several months ago when it was updated and have noticed recently major slow/lagging problems. I often run various programs including Photoshop, 3d modeling programs, AutoCAD, etc. Just writing this message right now I've gotten the spinning beach ball 3 or 4 times.

    I'm running 4GB of RAM, 2.6 GHz processor speed, and 200GB Hard drive

    I've tried a few different things like running Disk Utility, doing the old /sbin/fsck -fy thing, resetting the PRAM, and regularly running Onyx

    What other types of troubleshooting can I do? Is there a program I can use that might solve my problems?

    The last thing I want to do is completely reinstall leopard...
     
  2. mynameismatt89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I've got a pretty big deadline tomorrow for school and all of my apps keep freezing and everytime I try to restart it it takes about 5 minutes to shut down and then another 10 minutes to start back up and everything just keeps freezing again.

    I have no idea what to do...
     
  3. MKnight macrumors regular

    MKnight

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    Just reinstall the OS...


    That is usually a better investment of time than trying to troubleshoot for hours.
     
  4. azharc macrumors member

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    Macs don't usually have serious file fragmentation problems but you might want to try running iDefrag.

    Just a thought.
     
  5. mynameismatt89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Archive and reinstall or erase and reinstall?
     
  6. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

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    back up everything
    erase and reinstall.
     

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