MBP, slowing down

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by felipson, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. felipson macrumors member

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    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
     
  2. netdog macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  3. Roguepirate macrumors member

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    you sure its actual decrease in performance or a perceived decrease in performance?
     
  4. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  5. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    Of course you will notice slowdowns... you are emulating with Rosetta.

    How much ram do you have? Rosetta loves ram
     
  6. felipson thread starter macrumors member

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