MBP Runs like cr --

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  1. BLOND37 macrumors 6502a

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    my 1 year old MBP is running like --.. really slow.. get the beach ball a lot.. the wall paper changes itself.. the sleep time changed itself.. i dont have anti virus but i use onyx 1/week and clean the cache.. was thinking of bringing to the genuis bar while still under warranty.. getting to the point i dont wanna use it
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    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
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  3. BLOND37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ugh i'm sorry i am not a techie person.. you lost me sorry

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    and my wall paper should noty change by itself.. the sleep time shoukd not change by itslef
     
  4. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

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    Search for activity monitor in the search thing on the top right, then open it and select memory and tell us what the pages outs are
     
  5. BLOND37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i cant find mac hd

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    in 305.1 out 0 swap 0
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    I told you where it is located and what you have to click, how much simpler can it get, except a video maybe (hmm, idea)?

    You could check those things by going to System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop and System Preferences > Energy Saver.

    Also have a look here to learn more about Mac OS X:
     
  7. aCondor macrumors 6502

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    How do you use the computer? Mac HD is your "Hard Drive" or where all your files are stored.

    If you click the Finder Icon (should be on your dock all the way on the left) you should see Macintosh HD come up on the left panel. If this doesn't work for some reason :confused: you can always use Spotlight. Spotlight is the magnifying glass in the top right corner of your screen. Type in what you are looking for ("Macintosh HD" or "Utility") and it will pop right up.
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    And what does the CPU activity have to say?

    PS: Maybe it is your hDD? Have you tried AJA System Test yet to benchmark your HDD?
     
  9. BLOND37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sorry our messages crossed
     
  10. simsaladimbamba

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    By chance?
     
  11. BLOND37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what am i looking for on the cpu?

    I will try the other thng - hold on pls

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    YES I KNOW HOW.. please can we keep this professional
     
  12. simsaladimbamba

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    You sort the %CPU column by descending order. Just like the screenshot shows.
     
  13. BLOND37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what am i doing with this app? i downloaded it- read write tests? other settings?

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    ok then what?

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    it says enter url for image?

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    this is very overwhelming
     
  14. simsaladimbamba

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    Just select your internal HDD, probably named "Macintosh HD" and press START.

    Report the READ and WRITE speeds.


    We can take a pause. Or can be slower, it seems, this is all to technical (computer wise) for you, but these steps can be used to trouble shoot.

    Or if you still have warranty or Apple Care, and an Apple Store or authorised Apple Repair Shop is in your area, you can visit them.



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  15. BLOND37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    nothing happens
    ajax said read write 0 to both.

    i THINK its under warranty still not sure..
    yes i have an apple store here
     
  16. simsaladimbamba

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    That is a problem with AJA System Test, nothing to worry about, sometimes it just doesn't do the test with the HDD the Mac OS X lives on.

    Go here to check you warranty status via your serial number.
     
  17. BLOND37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    guess i will have to try tmrw- just keep spinning

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    still spinning..

    new symptom.. i never use battery power only ac..

    says battery 0% please change/replace

    so to also recap:

    wall paper changes itself
    sleep time changes itself
    slow/ beach ball..
    says battery 0% please change/replace

    going to bed now.. any last thoughts?
     
  18. BLOND37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i'm good til 12-3-11
    got an appt thurs
     

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