7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2013 3:29 PM by OGELTHORPE
Sasha11111 Level 1 Level 1

Hey, I have had my MacBook Pro since late 2010, the specs are as follows: 


MacBook Pro mid 2010, 2,66 Ghz Intel Core i7. 8gb 1067 MHz DDR3 (OWC Ram which I installed succesfully), Intel HD graphics 288mb


Model Identifier: MacBookPro 6,2


Latest version of Mountain Lion 10.8.2

This problem has only started since I started using Mountain Lion which I upgraded to from Snow Leopard.


I also installed OWC RAM as an upgrade.

I am a sound engineer and use my MacBook for work so I need it to be running!

The problem I am having is that I am getting the beachball constantly and from performing the most basic functions such as clicking in the search bar in safari or opening up something basically anything I do is stalling

I run protools and reason on it and surf the net watch and movies and that's pretty much it. Why should it be slowing down so drastically all the time could I have a virus?


Do I need to reformat my Mac?


Please help! I love Mac and am confused as to why this is happening?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Reply by OGELTHORPE on Jan 21, 2013 8:18 AM Helpful

Here are a couple of User Tip Articles that may help you:






On a personal note, I would seriously consider reinstalling Snow Leopard 10.6.  It still is the most stable and efficient Mac OS.



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