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    Hardware or software ???
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    Hardware or software ???
    I upgraded to the macOS Sierra a while back and noticed a huge slowdown in my system. I figured that since the update was relatively new I would give it time to work the kinks out. Since then things have been getting progressively worse on my system. I am pretty sure it is not a software issue, but I believe the update may have made some of my issues more noticable.

    Here is my current system:
    MacBook Pro 15 inch late 20111
    Processor 2.2 GHz i7
    4 GB ram

    I was about to update my ram to the max and install a nice SSD to replace my current hard drive but before that happened a new problem cropped up.

    My system occassionally locks up when it goes into sleep mode and nothing I do works short of forcing a shutdown. I have had it go into sleep with programs running and with nothing other than the OS running and I have had the same issue. It does not lock up all of the time, but when I am working on files this can be a pain.

    I have no extra preventative software other than Onyx.

    I did notice that the top corner of the laptop (opposite the power switch) was getting very hot and after I opened up the bottom of the laptop it is in a location far from the battery so that is no the culprit.

    In order to get the system up again I have to force shut down and wait a while then start it back up. I really do not want to upgrade the system if this appears to be a hardware problem.

    Any ideas for me would be appreciated.

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    Hardware or software ???
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    I think it is probably well overtime for a clean install rather than the ongoing upgrades that are easier to install. This is paticularly so for MacBook of all description. 8GB memory and an SSD will make a huge difference.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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