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Macbook is slow….. on boot-up and after sleep

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John Wolf Level 2 Level 2 (365 points)
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Mar 28, 2013 7:16 AM

I have 4GB's of RAM but as my Mac is a mid 2009 model which I bought refurbished in early 2010 I think that may be the biggest issue. Howver I wonder if I popped in 6GB's of RAM if that would do any good. 4GB's was plenty to run Snow Leopard but ML seems to make it more sluggish, especially upon boot-up and after sleep. However I will add that during operation the Mac is fine. Looking at activity monitor I see that I have 731MB's of RAM free at this time and I usualy have the following apps open.














So is the problem just the age of the mac and the CPU speed? My parents have a much more modern Mac with also 4GB's of RAM and it runs far faster. Perhaps the main issue is the CPU speed. But I do not understand why the Mac is mostly sluggish on boot-up, but seems to work fine during operation.

iPhone 4S, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)


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