Refurb MacBook Pro is very slow

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by d88co88, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. d88co88 macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2009
    Hi, I got my refurb macbook pro yesterday. Here are the specs:

    MacBook Pro 15"
    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2 gigs of ram

    Upon opening it and setting it up, I installed snow leopard. When I got all of my stuff transfered and set up virtualized windows, it was having trouble even opening menu bars! I rebooted and tried a PRAM reset, but it still is slower than I expected. I mean, my PowerBook G4 12" was faster! Any ideas on whats going on? If anyone thinks it's a dying hard drive, I checked that and the SMART status is verified.
  2. mrwonkers macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2004
  3. moel macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2007
    2 gig of ram is a cripplingly small amount for VMWARE

    you need at LEAST 4 just to run XP with a decent amount of ram.

    In the mean time i'd shuffle the settings on your virtual machine to give xp just 512mb'll speed it up a little bit.

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