Slow performance : why?

lapino

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Mar 6, 2009
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My Macbook Pro is very slow whenever I do several things at once (Unibody 15", 2.4ghz, 2gb ram). It seems that my harddrive is slowing things down enormously. So when I am downloading a file, browsing the net and watching a clip at the same time, everything gets all stuttery. Even scrolling in safary stutters like hell, loading a small (like 30mb) avi file in VLC can take several minutes, beach ball every five seconds.

Strange thing is, I don't even seem to need to do a lot to get this behavious. Sometimes, even just browsing and scrolling turn things to a crawl.

This is on a freshly formatted 500gb 5400rpm drive I took from my external drive (Lacie). Snow Leopard.
 

Davidkoh

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Aug 2, 2008
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2 gig is not very much, I'd look to double the amount at the very least.
Which isn't something the OP needs...

I been using 2 Gb forever and I get by with MUCH multi tasking. I would say the OPs harddrive is the problem. Loading a VLC file shouldn't take minutes. You sure the harddrive is working correctly? Maybe it is broken?
 

lapino

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Mar 6, 2009
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Someone suggested I should downgrade to firmware 1.6. Is this true? If so, how do I do that?
 

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