Slowdowns after a couple minutes of uptime?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by escherize, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. escherize macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2011

    I have a 13 inch early 2011 mbp. It used to run alot smoother but performance has started degrading quite noticeably lately. It runs smooth and fast for about 5 or 10 minutes after a reboot, but son after will start to act very slow. I've seen other mbps and even mbs that don't scroll as choppy as mine, when mine has an i7... :(

    I tried resetting the system managment controller (, but that has been no help. Would reinstalling OSX help? I mean this computer should be really fast, But it can stutter playing 720p youtube videos when nothing but the browser is open...
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    It sounds like there is some other process running in the background.

    Open Activity Monitor (in /Applications/Utilities/), set it to show "All Processes", and look through the list to see what else might be using CPU resources.
  3. escherize thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2011
    So, it's sort of slow right now. Not terrible, but not fresh.

    Here's what my activity monitor looks like: (

    Any tips about what I should do?
  4. negativzero macrumors 6502a

    Jul 19, 2011
    Nothing wrong with it now but I would suggest ditching chrome for safari as it's faster and uses less resources.

    The other thing you can do is download onyx and do a full system cleanup from it.

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