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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2006
    Macbook running awful
    My Macbook has started to run pretty **** slow. Its the 2.0ghz white one, with just standard RAM. It used to run a lot better when I first got it. Is there any "cleaning up" or anything I can do?

  2. #2

    surfwax95's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 27, 2005
    Fayetteville, AR
    15" Powerbook G4 24" iMac iPhone 3Gs
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
    They're - Their - There | Two - Too - To | You're - Your | MAC - Mac
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  3. #3

    ripfrankwhite's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2005
    Clean out the registry, remove spyware, run antivirus, and always use pop-up blockers.

  4. #4
    You don't need antivirus on a mac unless you are running that windows insert catchy word here. Antivirus slows it down more.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2006
    How do I clean the registry and remove spyware?

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    lifeafter2am's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 25, 2006
    Central Florida
    MacBook Pro Unibody
    I think they were being facetious with that. There is no registry in OsX, and spyware is not usually a problem either.

    masakatsu agatsu


  7. #7
    Flash Fire
    One small thing you can do...

    Many times when you "install" software into your Apps folder, additional files are placed elsewhere on your computer. When you delete the "App" out of the Apps folder, well the program itself is gone but other "clutter" files still exist. So... I would either suggest deleting the "application cache" files yourself, or if you want, use a program such as AppZapper.

    Just one small thing I know of that can get to be a little annoying after you're gone through quite your share of applications during the life of your Mac.

  8. #8

    Pierre's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 19, 2005
    North Carolina
    White 2ghz Core Duo Macbook, 2ghz RAM, 60gb Hard drive, SuperDrive
    If you sleep your Mac instead of shutting it down each night, then I'd suggest rebooting every 1-2 weeks. I do it about that often, mainly because my housekeeper bumps it >:-(

    Other than that, I'd suggest AppZapper to continue what Flash Fire was just saying. If you want, fire up Activity Monitor and check what is taking up a lot of resources, if it is a specific app, just end it. The best thing to do, of course, is to buy more RAM. In my experience, both Rosetta and X11 apps run excruciatingly slow.
    Macbook: 2ghz Core Duo, 2gb Ram

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    maz94protege's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 09, 2005
    Northern VA
    MacbookPro 15.4, 2.2ghz i7 (Late 2011), Macbook 1,1 1.83ghz CoreDuo
    i never got into that AppZapper, but thats awsome. I also keep less files on my MB, i keep all the music on the mac mini to keep free space on here.

    Bakks, how much hdd space have you used and what is left over so far?


  10. #10

    Member Since
    Aug 14, 2006
    Appzapper kicks azz i just got it cleaned the b itch out...

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