slow macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ellipis05, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. ellipis05 macrumors newbie

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    I was doing data compiling on excel for a project and it was running slow as hell. It took a min just to open up the window to label the graph. My friend put it on his PC and it ran with no problem.

    I have the 2.53 with 4 gb of ram and the PC had half the specs.

    any reasons why this happened?

    Thanks
     
  2. Yoley macrumors newbie

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  3. ellipis05 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't have anything open other then firefox.
     
  4. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    Did you try and close the firefox and see what happens?
     
  5. adamlbiscuit macrumors regular

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    does restarting your computer help any? Or is is hot, have you been using it a while? In which case, shut it down for an hour or so.
     
  6. docal97 macrumors 6502a

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    I would actually open up the Activity Monitor and see if there are any programs or processes running in the background that you are not aware of. In the past, I have noticed a similar slowdown and found that the PrintJobMgr was running in the background and was using a phenomenal amount of systems resources. Shutting it down restored things to normal.

    Let us know how you make out........Good Luck.
     

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