Mid-2012 Macbook Pro get really hot and bogs down easily

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by andrewcweaver, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. andrewcweaver macrumors newbie

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    I don't put much stress on my MacBook Pro. Average about 3-6% CPU usage. It seems to bog down, and it shows me the pin-wheel all the time, even trying to the basics like opening Safari or Chrome. Just browsing the internet, I am at 46 degrees Celsius. This is temp recorded while not charging. Any ideas what could be causing this?
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    You need an SSD.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    46 celcius is quite cool for a laptop, actually. These guys can get up to 105C easily.

    Your hard drive is the likely culprit. It is either too full, or dying.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    This

    Dying hard drive seems the most likely. if so take the oppurtunity to replce with an SSD and get better than new performance...
     

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