MBP Recently Running Slow

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

  1. mynameismatt89 macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2005
    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

    Aug 19, 2005
    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


    Oct 15, 2007
    Just reinstall the OS...

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

    Aug 2, 2008
    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

    Aug 19, 2005
    Archive and reinstall or erase and reinstall?
  6. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    back up everything
    erase and reinstall.

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