Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Slow Mac

Does anyone know how to clean out a Mac? Mine is running considerably slower than it should, and it's fairly new. I just got it in February. It's my second Macbook and my first Mac was never this slow. I've cleaned out what I know how to do, but other than that I am lost.

It's taking forever to load certain pages (that shouldn't take forever) and clicking out of Google Reader is a nightmare sometimes. It doesn't crash too often, maybe once in awhile will Safari just suddenly quit on me. Lately it's been freezing and I get that little rainbow colored pinwheel for a few seconds (or sometimes about a minute) before I can continue with what I was doing.

It's driving me nuts! I'm naturally a pretty impatient person, but I know this is not me. It really is acting up. I'm about to take it to the Apple store to see what they say but want to see if anyone knows any home remedies before I do that...

If you know anything I would so appreciate the advice!

4 comments:

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I have a macbook as well. Make sure you're clearing out your web history. Also if you use chat like yahoo go in your message archive and delete convos.

Lesli said...

Are you doing all your software updates? You know when it prompts you to do updates? i still want the Rooster sound! Also I have found you shouldn't always leave it on sleep mode. Sometimes completely shut it down and then restart.

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marisol said...

Sounds like you have a browser issue rather than your MAC. Are you using Safari? Mine has been acting so slow too so I have been using Firefox. Google reader & Gmail have been acting really slow for the past month or so. Doesn't load well.

I agree with Lesli. The last time I was at the Genius bar I overheard that it is good to completely shut down your MB every so often.