Slows down Mac OS

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  1. jeremyasto macrumors member

    jeremyasto

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    my computer slows down very often, any idea what should I do or what to download

    thanks


    macbook unibody

    ps: i have free memory extras program and it usually shows 120+ mb free but sometimes it also shows so low so its red so this is about rap memory
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Open Activity Monitor and go to the System Memory* tab and look for Page Outs and Swap used and also select All Processes and then sort by CPU to show you the process(es) slowing down your Mac and report back.


    And also post the specs of your computer (CPU frequency and type, RAM amount, free storage capacity), which can be found via :apple: > About This Mac and Finder > CMD+SHIFT+C > select Macintosh HD > CMD+I > Available / Capacity.
     
  3. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    Upgrade your ram or run less programs simultaneously.

    Those are really the only two options.
     
  4. jeremyasto thread starter macrumors member

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  5. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    You only have 2Gb of RAM, which is quite low. You are using it all, and also "swapping" memory onto the hard disk, which is what causes you the slowness.

    Upgrade your RAM.
     
  6. jeremyasto, May 19, 2013
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    jeremyasto thread starter macrumors member

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    I see..
    how much does it cost ? for example 2gb extra ?
    and is it hard to install it ?

    macbook unibody

    anyway is there any browser that takes less ram ?

    and what is "window server" can i close it
     
  7. w0lf, May 19, 2013
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    w0lf macrumors 65816

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    windowserver is what draws your desktop/widgets.

    All browsers take a lot of ram. Honestly with the way most people use browsers these days you're doing pretty good if you've been using a browser for over an hour and it's under 1GB ram.

    Ram is relatively cheap. If your computer can support it I'd go for 8GB if not, then 4 GB.

    Either way it'll probably cost you about $40-60 to get that much ram.

    Ram is incredibly easy to install, it takes about 2 minutes. Apple has guides on how to do it.

    Here's an example:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUjPnthQ78E
     
  8. cody92 macrumors newbie

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  9. justperry macrumors 604

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    You need to provide more information to help you out here.

    Click on the Apple Menu.About this Mac>More Info..>System Report>Model Identifier
     

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