Slow Processing speeds

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ImShane, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. ImShane macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    I need some advise here, My macbook Pro is starting to slow down allot, it seems every time i go to open up a new window or folder or process something the spinning loading sign pops up and everything freezes for about 5 seconds or more,. and i mean every time. And if that does not happen it just is very sluggish and slow at processing stuff.

    I have got one of them mac cleaners to clean up files on my machine and i have about 30gb of free space on the hdd so i dont know why this is still happening.

    Can anyone help me?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What exact MacBook Pro and Mac OS X version do you use?

    What exact "cleaning" software did you use?

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    Have a look at Activity Monitor (Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.
    Also check the "System Memory" tab to see what your "Page ins:", "Page outs:" and "Swap used:" are.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
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    Further reading:
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  3. ImShane thread starter macrumors member

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    OSX version 10.6.8

    MacBookPro 5.2

    and i used CleanMyMac


    Shane
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    What about the Activity Monitor part?

    Have you got a recent backup, one before you used CleanMyMac?

     
  5. ImShane thread starter macrumors member

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    The thing is i have used CleanMyMac several times and i cant remember the first time i used it, why do you think it could have deleted some kind of system files?
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, as that thread I linked to reports of such problems. Cleaning applications are not required in Mac OS X, it is best to leave that Windows mindset behind when using Mac OS X.
    But again, what does Activity Monitor say?
    Can you make a screenshot and attach it to your next post?

    And if there is no process or RAM usage visible, that could explain the slowdown, then it is time to test the HDD.
    Try AJA System Test yet to benchmark your HDD and report back. If that application does not work on your system partition, use Xbench and its Disk Test feature.
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    But as you use Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard a reinstallation would be also possible without deleting any of your applications or user data, it would just repair the damaged parts, if CleanMyMac is responsible.
     
  7. ImShane thread starter macrumors member

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    http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm412/ImShanez/XBench.jpg

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    the xbench link is under that pic im not sure why it wouldnt show up
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    The HDD speed is okay, not fast, but not that slow either. You have to use this icon -[​IMG]- on the "Reply to Thread" page and insert the URL/address. The link on the word ATTACH in post #6 explains the usage.
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    The RAM usage is okay too, though you could profit from 2GB more RAM, though not really necessary.

    But can you also select SHOW ALL PROCESSES and sort by CPU, as my first post advised to?


    Btw, do you still have your grey Restore DVD?
     
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  10. simsaladimbamba

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    The look for your Snow Leopard Restore or Update DVD and reinstall 10.6.
     
  11. ImShane thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for all the help :)
     

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