Slow Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by luckystriked, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. luckystriked macrumors regular

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    hi, i've a macbook 2.00ghz 4gb ram (unibody) and lately it's very slow, I don't know why..
    at the moment I only got safari open and istat shows this:

    wired:507mb
    active 2 gb
    inactive: 500 mb
    free: 650 mb
     
  2. Buskape macrumors 6502

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    Check in the Activity monitor if there is any hidden program bogging your cpu down, if not, try resetting SMC and PRAM.
     
  3. liketom macrumors 601

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    close Safari and check again - have you updated to the lastest and greatest version of Safari
     
  4. RDM3 macrumors regular

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    Try shutting down, that will clear the RAM.

    What is slow, Internet?
     
  5. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Try shutting down and restarting, or just log out and log back in. This normally fixes problems when my uMB begins to feel sluggish.
     
  6. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

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    Try running onyx and applejack. It'll take up to an hour to do everything on both of them, but they are programs no mac should be without.
     
  7. luckystriked thread starter macrumors regular

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    i've already restarted my macbook and try to see if there was anything wrong in the activity monitor. now i got this:

    wired:430mb
    active 850 mb
    inactive: 180 mb
    free: 2.2 gb

    it's good but it could be better (only safari is open)
     
  8. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

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  9. luckystriked thread starter macrumors regular

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    what's the most important thing to do with onyx?
     
  10. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Go under automated, check all the boxes, and let 'er rip.
     
  11. Gitano1 macrumors newbie

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    Clearing caches is certainly important. However, and this will seem like heresy, but I use iDefrag in both my iMac and MacBook. If you have had your Mac for any length of time it is likely pretty fragmented. I have heard all of the stuff about Macs not fragmenting, but they do, not anywhere near as bad as XP, but they do and over time it can slow you performance significantly. I defrag my Macs about once every six months, my Windows machines once every week or two. I believe you can get a trial version of iDefrag. Google it. If you can run it and take a look at your drive. I bet you are going to see a lot more red than other colors. Those are the fragmented files. Like I said, heresy, but I know it works, I use it. Most who bad mouth it never have.:rolleyes:
     

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