My MBP 2010 17" is sluggish

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hajime, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. hajime, Jan 1, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2015

    hajime macrumors 603

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hello, I had not used it for about three months. When I started to use it a week ago, it has been really sluggish. What could be the problem? Is my HD going to be out of service?
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    If you plan on keeping it for another 2-3 years, put an SSD into it.

    The installation on the 2010 models is "screwdriver easy" and you will be AMAZED at the increase in drive performance.

    Visit to see the procedure.
    One IMPORTANT advisory --- be sure to use THE RIGHT TOOLS for the job.
    Phillips #00 screwdriver and TORX T-6.
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 603

    Jul 23, 2007
    My workplace gave me a rMBP 15" 2014. Of course it is faster but it does not explain why there are pauses and fireball even as I am typing this reply.
  4. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    That could be a background task seizing total control of the CPU. Check your Memory Pressure and CPU usage in Activity Monitor.

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