OSX/Macbook running really slow lately--- any solutions?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by myMac, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. myMac macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2006
    Hey guys,
    lately it seems like my macbook has been running really slow; I have the 1.83GHz, 512mb ram model. Within the past few months I have noticed that I have to force quit safari literally 5-8 times a day. The same thing goes for other programs. Even when I run the games (like checkers) it acts really choppy like it is going to freeze. I have Microsoft Office on it, and it literally takes 2 minutes to pull up safari when word is open. Ehh! Could it be that I need more ram? Or is there a program on my mac that is using all of my memory? Is there any way for me to look and see what each program is using in terms of memory?

    Any suggestions? I really want to get Leopard, but if OSX is running this poorly on my machine I don't want to waste the money.

    Let me know,
  2. Nugget macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
    Houston Texas USA
    Just add more RAM. 512MB is painfully inadequate and maxing out the memory is cheap enough that it's not worth reading the tea leaves to see what application is the culprit this time.

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