2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 7, 2012 11:42 AM by Linc Davis
senasena Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

my macbook pro is slow. how can i fix it


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: my macbook pro is slow. how can i fix it
    Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (89,655 points)

    Not enough free space on the startup disk can slow your Mac down.

     

    Click your Apple menu icon top left in your screen. From the drop down menu click About This Mac > More Info then select Storage from the menu.

     

    Make sure there's at least 15% available disk space.

     

    OSX Tips The Storage Display

  • 2. Re: my macbook pro is slow. how can i fix it
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,005 points)

    First, back up all data immediately, as your boot drive might be failing.

     

    Take these steps when you notice the problem.

     

    Step 1

     

    Launch the Activity Monitor application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Activity Monitor in the icon grid.

     

    Select the CPU tab of the Activity Monitor window.

     

    Select All Processes from the menu in the toolbar, if not already selected.

     

    Click the heading of the % CPU column in the process table to sort the entries by CPU usage. You may have to click it twice to get the highest value at the top. What is it, and what is the process? Also post the values for % User, % System, and % Idle at the bottom of the window.

     

    Select the System Memory tab. What values are shown in the bottom part of the window for Page outs and Swap used?

     

    Next, select the Disk Activity tab. Post the approximate values shown for Reads in/sec and Writes out/sec (not Reads in and Writes out.)

     

    Step 2

     

    You must be logged in as an administrator to carry out this step.

     

    Launch the Console application in the same way as above. Make sure the title of the Console window is All Messages. If it isn't, select All Messages from the SYSTEM LOG QUERIES menu on the left.

     

    Post the 50 or so most recent messages in the log — the text, please, not a screenshot.

     

    When posting a log extract, be selective. Don't post more than is requested.

    Please do not indiscriminately dump thousands of lines from the log into a message.

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