sluggish mac!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stork, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. stork macrumors member

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    i have a 2.0GHZ, 1GB RAM macbook, and after under a months usage it seems really sluggish! it worked lightening fast until i went to london for the week and didnt use my mac. after coming back the spinning beach ball appears more often and it seems really sluggish! what do you think could cause the problem?
     
  2. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Hmm, is you HDD maybe getting full? That's often the cause of my mac slowing down.

    No otehr ideas though. Did it just suddenly become slow after you came back? Does startup take longer than usual?
     
  3. stork thread starter macrumors member

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    ive only used 24GB of the HD, so its not jam packed, start up is just as quick, it just seems dead sluggish whenever i run programs such as iPhoto, safari, or to be honest anything!
     
  4. johnee macrumors 6502a

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    are you absolutely sure it wasn't used? maybe a jealous spouse who doesn't want you to have all the fun?
     
  5. stork thread starter macrumors member

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    whats page out? ive opend up activity mointer but i'am still not sure
     
  6. stork thread starter macrumors member

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    thankfully my parents dont know how to switch computers on! which is great, my dad still aint to sure about how to use the toaster
     
  7. johnee macrumors 6502a

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    Did you go to the link Eidorian pointed you to? Page outs indicate how much data is being brought in from / pushed out to your hard drive.

    If the page in/out is high, it indicates lots of different processes are working on lots of data, which can ultimately manifests as sluggish behavior.

    What are your page in/out numbers?
     
  8. stork thread starter macrumors member

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  9. stork thread starter macrumors member

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    ive been through the troubleshooting section of "macbooks for dummies" and it seems to speeded back up! mabye it was just teething troubles after id left it for a week. will keep my eye on it.
     

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