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    May 27, 2011
    Red face Macbook Pro going very slow.
    Hi, i've had my macbook pro for 2 1/2 years now, so its getting on a bit. I'm not that great with was wondering if anyone could help me out.

    Basically, in the last 2 months its started going really slow. When i open a few programs at a time, like chrome, itunes, skype, mail etc. it can't handle it very well. Opening a new tab or loading 2 videos on youtube it struggles with too. It also gets pretty hot. I constantly find myself restarting every few hours.

    Was wondering if there is anything i can do about this? Or should i just completely wipe it and reinstall the operating system?

    I have Mac Version 10.6.8, 2.26 GHz, 1GB memory.

    Plus i still have 40GB free. From browsing these forums it says that these signs show that memory would be low? Do i need to purchase more ram? Is that worth it?!


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    Oct 01, 2007
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.10, iPhone6, iPad Air 2, AppleTV2
    An extra GB or two of ram wouldn't be a bad idea.

    But the first thing I'd do is run repair permission/disk verify from Disk Utility.

    Then get Onyx for Snow Leopard and run the automation scripts.
    External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - top right of this post

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