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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Dec 29, 2007
    MBP getting a little sluggish
    Would someone be able to point me toward some steps to speed my MBP up? I bought it about one year ago january when they updated at that time and its been great until about the last month or so where i notice that theres a big lag between me clicking on a URL in safari that isnt 'webpage loading time' its like the computer locks up for a second and the mouse 'wait' symbol shows up.

    sometimes opening up an app takes longer than it used to, stuff like that. It seems like when stuff is open for a bit its ok but the webpage and opening app problems arent going away.

    does anyone know ways to kinda clear the junk out of macs?

  2. #2

    Lifeisabeach's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2007
    The Republic of Neptune
    First thing to try is a utility like Onyx or MainMenu. These run a variety of maintenance routines that really help out the performance. Both are free and come highly recommended by most, if not all the regulars here. You can find links to them on

    If running those maintenance utilities doesn't work out, please reply back. There's more things to try, but I'd rather troubleshoot some more before going on further if need be.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
    Links: Onyx | EasyFind | Apple Hardware Test | How to test your hard drive | The Safe Mac Ľ Adware Removal Guide | Uninstall MacKeeper
    Lifeisabeach - Mac-Forums Member of the Month June 2009, Feb 2012, and March 2013.

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Generally, a computer will begin to slow down as its hard drive fills up. How much space do you have left on the HDD?

    Download the free "OnyX" application from here and run it. It will repair permissions, and do the other Apple recommended maintenance routines. Afterward, run it once a month or more often as needed.

    If your HDD is running out of room, think about replacing it with a larger and faster unit. Prices have come down considerably on drives. You might also contemplate adding more memory to your MBP as memory is very inexpensive right now.


  4. #4

    Member Since
    Oct 29, 2007
    I just upgraded my MBP to a 500GB and 4GB of ram and I spend about $165 on everything I needed:

    500GB $110
    4GB Ram $40
    2.5 external HD case $9
    tools $3

    I couldn't be happier with this upgrade

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Dec 29, 2007
    onyx seemed to clear out whatever was holding my system back, thank you very much

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