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?
No OS is perfect. Apple will not be adding any features to Snow Leopard so the way it is, is the way it will remain. They may add some security or bug fixes if necessary, but that is all.
If you want features, Mt Lion is the answer. I have Snow Leopard on my two older MBS as the principle OS. My newest MBP has Lion in order to learn that OS so I can assist other users (and I need it for a certain application). I have Mt. Lion on a partition, again for experimental purposes.
I have not had any problems with either OS, but I have found some of the changes not to my liking. If I were to select only one OS, it would be Snow Leopard.