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Macbook Pro 2012

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Oct 13, 2012 1:02 PM

My macbook pro is getting very slow and is booting in over 1 minute time.

What should I do?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Oct 13, 2012 1:28 PM (in response to alexliebt)
  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)
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    Nov 2, 2012 1:17 PM (in response to alexliebt)

    Did you Repair the Hard drive shown in the link of Reeds faq?

  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)
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    Nov 4, 2012 11:46 AM (in response to alexliebt)

    Can you tell us how much RAM  (Memory) you have? It's listed by clicking on the  in your title  bar....go to About This Mac and it's in the 1st window.

    We would also like to know what size hard drive you have and how much free space is on it.

    If you click on your Hard drive icon (should be upper right hand corner of your screen), or the Finder in your Dock...when the window opens it says at the bottom how much Free Space you have on your drive.

    If you go to the , click on About This Mac, click on More Info... in that window. The next window says how big your hard drive is under Hardware....click on Serial-ATA.....look under Capacity:

    We need to know this cause if a hard drive is too full it slows things down and creates operational difficulties.

     

    DALE

    Mac OS X (10.7.5), MacPro '07 MacBookPro Late '08G4
  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 10:48 AM (in response to alexliebt)

    alexliebt wrote:

     

    yes, last time when I checked again touck over 2 minutes for booting.

    Well, if you went thru everything in Reeds faq....actually do the things, then that's all I've got. One or 2 minutes booting up is not that terrible. I just sleep mine....instant access.

     

    You are OK on RAM and Free Space.

  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 1:51 PM (in response to alexliebt)

    Thomas' Tech Corner (Reeds link).

     

    DALE

  • Russa Level 4 Level 4 (1,315 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 4:06 PM (in response to alexliebt)

    If you only have 4GBs of memory I'd bet you are experiencing a lot of page swaps and need more memory. 8GBs for $49 migh solve a lot of your speed problm. Open the app Activity Monitor and look at your memory use.

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