My Macbook Pro is Tediously Slow

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by someone28624, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Macbook Pro, 13 inch, 2.3 GHz i5 processor running OS X 10.7.3. I self upgraded the RAM to 8GB and the hard drive to 1 TB. I suspect the hard drive upgrade may be to blame. The computer takes FOREVER to wake from sleep. My 2003 Macbook beats it. I'd say it takes about 5 minutes after waking from sleep to be functional. Any thoughts? It seems to run okay after it's been going for awhile.
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Sounds like either hard drive or RAM issues. First things first, be sure your backups are up-to-date.

    I would start with the most basic things (ie: repair disk permissions, repair disk, reset PRAM, reset SMC, etc.); these don't require much work on your part; see if your issue is resolved.

    If that's not resolved, get MemTest86 and run a test on your memory overnight (FYI: MemTest86 is free, so if you find a site that sells it, it's scam).

    Finally if that doesn't show up errors, run a hard drive test; for this I use Drive Genius 3, but if you're looking for a free solution consider searching (sorry I'm no good on the last one).

    I suggest the order, since it's from least to most time consuming. Good luck.
     
  3. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Definitely start with repairing disk permissions. It often noticeably speeds things up if it hasn't been done for a long time.
     
  4. someone28624 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! Repairing permissions has made a dramatic improvement.
     

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