2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2013 2:18 PM by The hatter
cljimenez Level 1 Level 1

I have a mac book pro too slow it has a hard drive free space of 91.74 GB

the characteritics are:

My Mac Boook pro 2.53 HGZ Intel core 2 duo

memory 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3 OSC 10.8.4

  Nombre del modelo:          MacBook Pro

  Identificador del modelo:          MacBookPro5,5

  Nombre del procesador:          Intel Core 2 Duo

  Velocidad del procesador:          2.53 GHz

  Cantidad de procesadores:          1

  Cantidad total de núcleos:          2

  Caché de nivel 2:          3 MB

  Memoria:          4 GB

  Velocidad del bus:          1.07 GHz

  Versión de la ROM de arranque:          MBP55.00AC.B03

  Versión SMC (sistema):          1.47f2

  Número de serie (sistema):          W8******66E

  UUID de hardware:          19AA1172-0E2C-55FF-8151-1399D22C7123

  Sensor de movimiento repentino

  Estado:          Activado



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MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10

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


    There are a few other possible causes of generalized slow performance that you can rule out easily.


    • Reset the System Management Controller.
    • If you have many image or video files on the Desktop with preview icons, move them to another folder.
    • If applicable, uncheck all boxes in the iCloud preference pane.
    • Disconnect all non-essential wired peripherals and remove aftermarket expansion cards, if any.
    • Check your keychains in Keychain Access for excessively duplicated items.
    • Boot into Recovery mode, launch Disk Utility, and run Repair Disk.


    Otherwise, take the steps below 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


    If you have more than one user account, you must be logged in as an administrator to carry out this step.


    Launch the Console application in the same way you launched Activity Monitor. 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. If you don't see that menu, select

    View Show Log List

    from the menu bar.


    Select the 50 or so most recent entries in the log. Copy them to the Clipboard (command-C). Paste into a reply to this message (command-V). You're looking for entries at the end of the log, not at the beginning.


    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 this discussion.

    Important: Some personal information, such as your name, may appear in the log. Anonymize before posting. That should be easy to do if your extract is not too long.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9

    General purpose Mac troubleshooting guide:

    Isolating issues in Mac OS X

    Creating a temporary user to isolate user-specific problems:

    Isolating an issue by using another user account

    Identifying resource hogs and other tips:

    Using Activity Monitor to read System Memory and determine how much RAM is being used

    Starting the computer in "safe mode":

    Mac OS X: What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?

    To identify potential hardware problems:

    Apple Hardware Test

    General Mac maintenance:

    Tips to keep your Mac in top form



    Direct you to the proper forum for MacBook :

    MacBook Series Forums




    Mac OS X Forum



    This forum deals with a desktop/tower 65lb Mac Pro