MacBook started to run slow

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  1. Beny

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    My MacBook has started to run very slow. Now it takes 15 minutes just to start up. I have 85 GB free with 4 GB of RAM.
    No problem with my apps, they run normaly and then slow down and Safari work hard. I may have a virus ?
    Cand you give some advices, because I`m thinking about ressetting my mac ? Thank you ! :)
     
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  3. teamxxlp

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    How old is your MacBook? After a few years, any laptop is going to start to crap out, including premium device. Perhaps you should check for a virus, but I'm assuming that's not the issue if you're a responsible user. You could replace the actual RAM to give the MacBook some new life, or some other piece of hardware could be going bad.
     
  4. Kyler

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    I think it depends on how old your Mac is, and what type it is, as well was what version of Mac OS you have, you also need to tell us a little bit on the hardware parts you have, what CPU, what Ram, etc. I think that by time it is natural for it to become slow because of the software getting newer and updated, while the hardware remaining static, which does affect its speed.
     
  5. jfab

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    What is your Macbook model? If it's really old, then expect that to happen. Either you reformat or upgrade.
     
  6. Kyler

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    That's the sad thing about Mac computers. I don't know if they can actually upgrade any components in the hardware parts, what do you think?
     
  7. Miaka_M

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    I'm having the same issue with my mac as well, but its about 4 years old, which means that its ancient compared to Apple times. Since apple changes their devices every year, it makes our devices a lot older. It was running smoothly until I upgraded my mac to the Yosmite OS, its horrible! Even my computer system freezes here and there for some reason, I really hope they fix whatever bugs there are. :/
     
  8. Kyler

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    Yeah. Apple is not doing such a great job recently and only focusing on new and recent products rather than fixing previous bugs.
     
  9. IcyBC

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    My first reaction when reading the title to this thread is "that's not good". I have two sisters and their families are Apple product users! Everything they have is Apple: phones, tablet,s desktops, and laptops; and none of them have anything to complain about their devices. My brother in law's laptop is 5 years old and his desktop is 7 years old. Shut down and start up are as fast as the date they brought them home.

    I believe it depends on what kind of activities you're doing on it or something. My nephew played games on the desktop all the time, but he doesn't download anything.

    Hope you can find a solution soon and post it here for us to follow.
     
  10. xXxDefinexXx

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    Try reformatting and the reinstalling OS X. It could be a matter of dust in your fans too leading to overheating which makes OS automatically slow down programs to stop from exploding completely! My 2011 dust-free Macbook Pro (4gb ram too!) is still running well enough for my web browsing usage, and the light workload of Photoshop! I also tend to stay light on my programs I have on my OS.
     
  11. GlacialDoom

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    Troubleshooting is really hard when it comes to old devices. It could be anything, from components getting old and worn out, to a simple virus on your computer. I think that you should reset and reformat your MacBook first, and if that doesn't work, I'd go to a specialist who might help you out. The latter might cost you the price of spare components + the price of installation, though.
     

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