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OS 10.4 - My Macbook is becoming slow


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Hi there,

Lately my Macbook hasnt been acting as fast as it used to. I mean dont get me wrong its still a great computer and great for multi-tasking buts its just not that "super fast" speed I used to get when I first purchased it.

I run Mac OS X 10.4.9 and I'm running Windows XP via Parallels which I always leave on 24/7. I was wondering if that could be the problem ? Even though I doubt it because I have 2 GB of RAM in my Macbook, so I allocated 800 MB for XP and 1.2 GB for Mac OS X.

Any ideas what I can do to speed up my system ?

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It's almost certainly Parallels...

Virtualisation consumes a lot of system resources and OS X really benefits from lots of RAM. Allocating almost half of your RAM to Parallels will slow the rest of the system down if you multi task a lot.
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Thanks for your feedback. Will see what I can do.
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