MBP seems a little slow

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WCunha, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. WCunha macrumors member

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    I searched and really couldn't find an answer. I have an MBP 2.16 2GB of RAM running Tiger. I recently started to notice that it takes longer to boot than it used to. I compared it to an 6 year old Dell that just had Windows reinstalled and the Dell boots faster.

    Is there a utility I should be running every once in a while on my Mac that would be similar to defragment on Windows?

    Thanks, Wade
     
  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    no, you don't. Windows has NEVER booted faster than any OS (Linux or OS X) for me anywhere in the last 6 years.

    Open activity monitor or do a top in Terminal to see what is eating cpu cycles. Also check the login items you have in preferences.
     
  3. gloss macrumors 601

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    I would try a) repairing permissions in the Disk Utility and b) resetting the PRAM.

    To reset the PRAM, shut down your computer, then boot it while holding down control-command-P-R. It should begin to boot, and then suddenly reboot a second time, after which the PRAM will be reset.
     
  4. digitalpencil macrumors 6502

    digitalpencil

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    HFS volumes don't generally require defragging in the same sense as NTFS/FAT. As gloss said, try repairing permissions. You can also try running your cron scripts and if all that fails, a light cache clean.
     
  5. Joko macrumors 6502

    Joko

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    What exactly is PRAM?
     

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