OS X Lion slowing down MacBook.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by graceso, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. graceso macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded OS X Lion to my MacBook (2010) four or five days ago and ever since then, everything has slowed down. I almost always have to force quit applications, scrolling is slow, and just simple things like switching tabs on safari take more than a minute. Is there anything I can do to fix this issue?
     
  2. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

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  3. fisherking macrumors 601

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    yeesh. perhaps re-installing Lion would help...
     
  4. graceso thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. techpr macrumors 6502

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    How much RAM you Macbook have? 4GB is the new minimum recommended.
     
  6. tom5304 macrumors regular

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    A clean install of Lion did not help my machine.

    Going back to Snow Leopard did.
     
  7. Tortri macrumors 6502a

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  8. ThePimento macrumors member

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    The thing that was slowing down my MacBook in Lion was Safari. There's a memory leak and the amount of RAM Safari was using would creep up the longer I had it open. It even reached 1.3GB of RAM at one point and I only had 3 tabs open!

    I switched to the WebKit nightly builds, but it had the same issue too, until this most recent build (which I haven't seen the amount of RAM gobbling that I have in the past). Also, Firefox 6 Beta is freakin' fast in Lion with no memory leak issues
     
  9. Waffl3s macrumors newbie

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    You think 1.3GBs is bad, try 5.71GBs with 2 tabs on bestbuy's website. It actually reached over 6GBs before I forced quit the program. Haha
     

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  10. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    I've had the same problem with my 2GB Mac mini. Everything in general is slower than with SL.
     
  11. johnnyham macrumors regular

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    I never thought I'd see the day when Safari's memory leaks surpassed those of Firefox. I feel like the new Safari has taken a lot of cues from Mobile Safari, I've had that suck down over 100 MB on my iPhone 4 with just a few tabs open. Lion's Safari also seems to want to refresh non-focused tabs automatically, probably where a lot of that memory is going.

    I'll definitely be looking into the Firefox beta until Apple releases a Safari update. Thanks for the tip!
     

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