My MBP 13' feels slow...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thinkbig12, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. thinkbig12 macrumors member

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    Hey guys, I used to have a white macbook 2.4ghz with 4gb ram then I switched for a alum mbp 2.26ghz with 2gb of ram...also, it runs 10.6.3..

    Now, my macbook feels very slow, I constantly see the spinning loading circle..each thing I open, feels like my comp is working hard..

    I don't know if it's because I'm running snow leopard? or if it's because I used the mac software to transfer all my data (profile, aps, etc) from my old macbook to my new mbp so it wasn't rly a fresh install.. and I think I heard it affects performance.. or is it because I only have 2gb of ram? Is 2gb or 4gb a noticeable difference on Mac OS x??

    Thanks, any help would be greatly appreciated. also, pardon the bad english used!
     
  2. Tim Lyons macrumors member

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    Personally I wouldn't transfer all the profiles and such, just my pictures, music etc. Also I wouldn't have less than 3GB of RAM, but that's my opinion I think for OS X 10.6 is 1GB of memory, that is of course the MINIMUM which wont give you optimal performance.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Likely because you had 4GB and now only have 2GB, it's noticeable, especially when multitasking
     
  4. mingoglia macrumors 6502

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    I agree. OSX really really likes 4 gig. It runs fine on 2gig, and even 1 gig.... but 4 gig really makes a noticeable difference from my experience.
     
  5. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Run applications -> Utilities -> Disk Utility and repair disk permissions and it should fix your speed problems.
     
  6. thinkbig12 thread starter macrumors member

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    I've done it numerous times.. no big difference.. I guess I'll do a clean OSX install and buy 4GB of ram..

    How does ram upgrade works? Do I have 2x1gb sticks or only 1x2gb stick? How many ram slots do I have on the mobo?

    Also, I'm considering an SSD, but stupid Steve Jobs doesn't wanna implement TRIM support yet...

    Thans for the help guys
     

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