Mid 2011 Macbook air 13.3 slowness

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Zaft, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Zaft macrumors 68040

    Zaft

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    So at this point I am running Sierra on it and the fan is almost always on and its just overall really sluggish..
    Is there anything I can do that will improve this or is it basically bye bye and upgrade?
     
  2. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

    Freakonomics101

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    I had a 2010 and it was also a little sluggish. Sold that and upgraded to a 2012 and I'm getting much better results.

    But my 2010 was never overheating, and it wasn't "really sluggish," just sluggish enough to bother me.
     
  3. Zaft thread starter macrumors 68040

    Zaft

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    At times around the top left of the keyboard it gets so hot its almost unholdable. I may try a full reinstall of the OS and see if that helps.
     
  4. tim.engen macrumors newbie

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    My 2010 is the same. Some of the keys even stopped working on it.
     
  5. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    even my fiancee 1st gen air with el capitan not getting that hot.

    gets warm yes and is very sluggish/slow but it is a 1.6GHz with 2GB ram and a 1.8"HDD.
     

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