Very slow MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mjohansen, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. mjohansen macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2010

    As a novice Mac user I find myself in need of some help with my MacBook pro.

    For some time now my MacBook Pro has been considerably slower than usual. Do any of you have any good advice on how I can find the reason for these slow downs?

    OS X 10.8.4
    2,3 GHz Intel Core i5
    4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    HD 3000 GFX

    I do experience page outs (primarily when playing Football Manager 2013). But even after the game has been shut down and even if I only have Safari open the system is incredible slow and locks up.

    What info do you need to help me and how do I find it?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Vanilla35 macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    Bump - for someone who actually owns a mac and can help
  3. jwoodfin2012 macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2012
    It sounds like your hard drive may be on the way out. Backup your data now. Run Apple Hardware Test or Apple Diagnostics to check your machine. To start AHT or Apple Diagnostics, power on your mac while holding the D key.
  4. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2011
    Southern Cal
    SMC reset may help:

    I would try repairing disk permissions in Disk Utility also.

    Installing more RAM would certainly help the page outs.

    How about that new Solid State Drive!
  5. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    8GB or 16GB and SSD.
    Problem solved for the next 3 or 4 years.

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