MBP, slowing down


macrumors member
Original poster
Dec 10, 2006
I have a MBP intel core 2 duo 2.33. I've noticed some decreased in performance. I haven't downloaded anything or have tweaked anything to have caused this, but when I run Microsoft word, powerpoint, exce it's slow to load these programs.

I usually put my macbook to sleep when i'm done using it. I turn it off maybe 2x a week, mostly it is asleep when during the night. I'm a student so my MBP is on maye 12-18 hours 7 days a week.

Is there anything I can do in general to accelerate my MBP's performance? like a defrag (PC) or something. Thank you all very much


macrumors 603
Feb 6, 2006
Run disk repair and permissions repair from the DVD and then run FSCK. Worked wonders on mine even though my permissions seemed okay. Especially got rid of a lot of Safari beachballs, but sped everything up in general. I do it once a week now.


macrumors 603
Feb 4, 2004
Florida Resident
Speaking of beachballs, I hope Leopard makes that obsolete. That beachball is the worst thing on the Mac. And I hope they don't just make a fancier beachball with Core Animation. Some performance tools that are automatic would be nice.