very slow MBP (not much processor use)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by luminosity, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. luminosity macrumors 65816

    luminosity

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    I just did a clean install of my fall 2006 Core 2 Duo MBP, using 10.5. It's still very slow, and more importantly (it seems), the processor is almost always mostly idle. It seems little wonder that everything is so slow. There's no way I would have accepted this out of the box in 2007, when I got it.

    Is there anything I can change or do that would speed things up? I've only got 2 GB of RAM, but it definitely wasn't this slow in the beginning, and it should be pretty much the way it was then.
     
  2. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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  3. luminosity thread starter macrumors 65816

    luminosity

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    I left things blank. Things aren't really beach-balling. Everything is just uniformly slow, like traffic being reduced to one lane, perhaps.
     
  4. shardey macrumors 6502a

    shardey

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    You should try running Xbench and post your results for the hard drive. This we can determine if your hard drive is running proper speed.
     

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