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    Macbook - Spinning Wheel/Slow Response

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    Macbook - Spinning Wheel/Slow Response
    I currently use a 13" Macbook (2007 Generation)

    Mac OS X 10.6.8
    Processor 2.2 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    Hard drive Capacity 119.69 GB
    Available 11.42 GB

    At this point the computer has become almost unusable...Any function I try to perform gives me the spinning wheel or application crash. Just changing tabs in Firefox kills the system

    I only really use Firefox, iPhoto and iTunes.

    Should I give in and just update to newer machine or is there something I can do to salvage this machine?

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    Macbook - Spinning Wheel/Slow Response
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    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    It was great that you included the statistics for your hard drive. With a capacity of 119gig...and 11.4gig free...that's basically 90% full. I'm thinking it's time to:

    - upgrade to a larger hard drive
    - backup some of that stuff onto an external hard drive (and then delete that stuff from your MacBook's HD)
    - or just get rid of the unnecessary "junk" from your HD to free up a bunch of space.

    HTH,

    - Nick

    p.s. After doing this I would also repair permissions.
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Macbook - Spinning Wheel/Slow Response

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    Cleared it up... Little better performance but nothing crazy. Any other suggestions?

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    Macbook - Spinning Wheel/Slow Response
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    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    Any other suggestions?
    Install a larger faster hard drive and max out the system memory to 2 GB.

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    Macbook - Spinning Wheel/Slow Response
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    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by macbookq View Post
    Cleared it up... Little better performance but nothing crazy. Any other suggestions?
    You didn't tell us what you did already...so it's hard to suggest more options. Some ideas were suggested earlier...but we don't what you did & didn't do.

    Previously you told us that you have a 120gig HD...with 11.42 gig free. It would be great to know how much free space you have now.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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