new macbook getting slow?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by radionickhead, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. radionickhead macrumors regular

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    I've had my macbook for about a month. It's starting to get slow though. I type quite fast, and whether its in adium/firefox/safari - I type and the text takes a while to "register" onto the screen.
    This is also the case when using backspace and two finger scrolling. I did a verify disk and it said the disk is "ok". Apparently I have to run repair disk with the startup cd but since it said the disk is "ok" I figured it wouldnt be necessary.
    I'm currently on 2gb RAM, but it wasn't this slow to begin with anyway. Any ideas anyone?
     
  2. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Open Activity Monitor and see if there are any processes taking up a LOT of memory or CPU. IF there are, close them and see if that helps...
     
  3. radionickhead thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    A lot of icons/folders/files on your desktop can slow macs down awfully.
     
  5. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    I know you said it's getting slow. But is it really slower than a month ago when you first got it, or you just starting to notice the lagging now.

    Either way, try do a maintenance with Oynx. It's been known to speed things up.
     
  6. mcdj macrumors 604

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    sounds like a reboot is in order. also go to sysprefs/accounts/login items and see what lurks.
     
  7. dextermorgan macrumors member

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    Had mine for about a month and I have noticed a definite slow down. Gonna try Onyx but you're not alone OP.
     
  8. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    Onyx or Cocktail. Either one might help. I run mine (Cocktail) At least once a month to keep everything in top shape.;)
     

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