RAM problems!

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  1. M0esmac, Oct 13, 2012
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    M0esmac macrumors 6502a

    M0esmac

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    Hello,

    My Macbook used to be on 24/7, until one day/night...
    Usually when I go to sleep, I just turn off my screens brightness and that's it, its on whole night... Then I woke up one day, wanted to get brightness up and MBP just lagged so much, I had to do hard shut down...
    And now I have this problem every morning. It lags and hard shut down is needed.

    My Mac is: Early 2011, i7 2.7 GHz, 8GB ram, standard 500GB hdd.

    My ram is always just 25%-50% full... Max it goes up to 75% but just then when I turn something like Photoshop or Fireworks.

    I think is wayyyyy to early for this Macbook to do things like that...

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. Dolorian macrumors 65816

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    Don't you let the computer go to sleep per the Energy Saver settings? Why do you need to set the brightness up and down?
     
  3. M0esmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Mhm... I just checked energy settings and my 'Put hard disks to sleep when possible' was checked...

    By the way, I need computer accessible 24/7, I can't really wait for it to get up for sleep etc.

    Here's my settings:

    [​IMG]

    I like to control my screen, that's why everything is never... Btw, I don't think this is the problems solver here.
     
  4. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Check the free space on the HD it may be running low, if so it will result in the Mac running very slow
     
  5. Dolorian macrumors 65816

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    Not sure what may be happening, some suggestions:

    - Repair disk permissions, then shut down the computer and turn it on again.
    - Check to see if there is a firmware update for your computer that you have yet to install.
    - Check for and install every software update. Shut down (not restart) your computer and turn it own again.

    Lastly, what software do you have running normally? It is possible that one of them may be causing this issue.

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    This too.
     
  6. marsmissions macrumors 6502

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    Oh? You can't wait half a second for your laptop to wake up?

    Lol.
     
  7. Dolorian macrumors 65816

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    Indeed and it takes about the same time or more to hold the brightness key to turn it up so that he can see the screen.
     
  8. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Not sure why you don't want your display to automatically sleep. You say you like to control it, but that's what the sliders are for. So if sleeping the display after 15 minutes is too quick, maybe 2 hours would be better. The display also won't sleep if it's being actively used (like a full-screen movie). Mine sleeps after 30 minutes on power, and I have the upper-right corner set to turn off all the screens on the computer.

    FWIW, you are shortening the life of you monitor. Even though the backlight is off, the pixels are still active. You seem concerned with time; a hot corner for turning off your display is much faster. And, I do agree, what makes the couple seconds it takes for your Mac to resume from sleep so impossible to work with? I don't sleep my computer at night either, but that's when it clones itself to my backup drive...

    As to the lagging issues: is all your software up to date? Look in Activity Monitor, do you have any processes taking up a lot of your CPU cycles? How full is your internal HDD?
     
  9. SchuettS macrumors 6502

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    He likes to control his screen.. I wonder if he means he uses a program like logmein and controls the screen from another device? and can't control it if it is asleep???
     
  10. M0esmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You don't even know what job I'm working, so you should shut up here. ;)

    I need to start instantly when I'm on it, not wake up from sleep, then everything lags because I need to open certain app quickly etc.

    When it was working properly it was 1 second and it's done, I can do my work.
    Now with this bullcrap, it takes almost 2-5 minutes. Shut down, then till it starts, then I open applications which I need.

    I'm asking your help to make as it was, not to make fun of nothing. ;)



    All updates up to date. I can't even look at Activity Monitor after night, it would take hour or so to do that.

    HDD is full about 70%.
     
  11. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    No one is making fun, your requirements just seem odd. You shouldn't be surprised that there are questions. Also, as I pointed out, you seem to be picking the slow way of doing it anyway, so your pressing need for time seems incongruous.

    Have you tried any of the suggestions?
     
  12. M0esmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Havent done Repair Disk Permissions as I don't have time to do that.

    By the way all the computer performance is down... Now even the ScreenFlow lags while I'm editing... Safari lags if I have 2-3 tabs and one of them is with Flash like YouTube.
     
  13. Dolorian macrumors 65816

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    :confused: You can just leave it running in the background.
     
  14. M0esmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did that year ago, had to shut down with button. Don't want it again.
     
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  16. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Never had an issue like that myself. Just because it did it once doesn't mean it will again.

    So, you've made sure that all your software is up to date? You've made sure your HDD is not full? You've checked Activity Monitor for runaway processes?
     
  17. M0esmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did everything like you said.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Hmm, this is beginning to look like a tough nut to crack. Your CPU usage looks fine. Your memory usage isn't overly bad, though maybe a little high. Certainly not enough to cause the kind of lag you're experiencing. Are you running Lion or Mountain Lion?
     
  19. Sital macrumors 68000

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    If it's really that critical for your system to be instantly accessible 24/7, you definitely need to have a backup system at the ready. That way you could spend time troubleshooting your problem or at least be able to verify/repair the disk and permissions.
     
  20. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    That's Macbook abuse!
    get an SSD so the boot timeis reduced under 10 seconds and your MBP can sleep...
     
  21. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Seconded, times one million.

    The OP is clearly talking out of his arse.
     
  22. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    My suggestion is to sell it.
     
  23. M0esmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its Mountain Lion.

    First three months - perfect. It was even faster after Lion.
     
  24. M0esmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hello everyone... Renamed the thread just that you can see what problems I have already and what pain in the a** I have also...

    After I browse 3-4 hours. No matter what I do - its the same every day.

    [​IMG]

    Some suggestions please?
     
  25. cookiesnfooty macrumors 6502

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    What have you got open on safari? Have you tried installing click2flash (assuming this is flash building the usage), seems to be a browser issue from RAM usage.
     

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