ML causing MBA to run poorly

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Fontane, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Fontane macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2011
    I use a 13-inch 2010 Macbook Air. My MBA runs perfectly and I never experience delays or crashes. I'm also a simple user - surfing, reading and writing.

    Ever since I updated to ML I have been experiencing significant lags when accessing different programs - from browsers to simple programs like evernote. Often, my MBA will lock up and the cursor will be that little multi-colored ball and it will sit there and spin for 10-30 seconds. The performance on my MBA has really gone downhill as well as it does not feel nearly as quick as it was prior to the upgrade.

    Anyone else experiencing these kinds of issues? Any suggestions on a fix? Maybe a clean install to get her running back at top speed?

    Edited to add: figures, after I post this, I came across the following post with discussion on this topic.

    Think I will figure out how to do a clean install!
  2. Troneas macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2011
    At the alternatives section.
    i have a 13 inch MBA 2010 4GB 2.13 GHz and i am not experiencing these problems you mention.

    you might want to try a clean install. i did a clean install because i had already updated from SL to Lion and felt it would be the better option.

    just make sure you have your SL installation pendrive handy because a clean install will wipe your iLife suite and won't be installed in ML, but you can get it back from said pendrive and update it later via the Appstore.
  3. Fontane thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2011
    Thanks for the tip. Reinstalling ML right now.

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