MacBook Pro :: Making System Memory Fast?

Aug 9, 2009

Im downloading 2 torrents with Vuze, safari is playing youtube vids but somethings eating up my memory....


Wired: 560 mb
Active: 1.2 gb
Inactive: 1.99 gb
Free: 12 MB

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Jun 19, 2010

After owning my Imac for about 12 months or more now I've noticed lately that it has become much much slower. I expected it to slow down just like all computers once you have used up a fair bit of memory space but I haven't used up much at all. I've tried to avoid using up too much space on my Mac by using an external storage drive but I'm wondering if that has the opposite effect? I've got the usual apps that help the Mac to run efficiently and I've followed various threads that show how to optimize the mac so I'm assuming there isn't all that much tweaking left to do... could be wrong though. A long time ago (i'm not sure what got into me) but I downloaded the apple developer software, I don't intend on using it but i don't what the correct names of the apps are and I don't want to uninstall the wrong stuff. I have tested the speed of my Mac with and without the external memory drive but didn't find much difference, but perhaps my tests weren't entirely accurate.

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Jul 23, 2010

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Oct 16, 2008

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Jul 26, 2010

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Jun 7, 2009

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1. Being a mac application
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Apr 19, 2010

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XP info:

Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service pack 3

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU
T7400 @ 2.16GHz
2.16GHz, 2.98 GB of RAM
Physical Address Extension

Leopard info:
Version 10.5.8, same hardware.

I've installed XP via Boot Camp. The internal drive in the mac is 230gb (total), and I allocated 60gb to XP. I formatted the partition to NTFS (not quick), and completed the rest of the setup. I then inserted the Leopard DVD and installed the boot camp drivers. Then I downloaded all available updates for XP, and the only other thing I've installed is Mozilla Firefox. I've also made changes to the system using an optimization guide (link below), and the performance seems to be the same before and after.

[URL] - I've only done as far as number 20.

The performance is very sluggish. It shows most while scrolling. It's not smooth and jitters a lot. On previous installations of XP on this computer, I've run audio software (Pro Tools/Cubase) and the performance is terrible. It can't handle even the simplest of tasks.

On the Mac OSX side of the machine, however, performance is fine. Everything runs smoothly.

As far as I know, the specs of the computer are pretty good. I can't understand why performance wouldn't be up to scratch

So, I'm just wondering if anybody has any ideas on what's going on? Is this normal, or am I missing something? It seems like Windows isn't using the full power of the hardware.

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Mar 14, 2009

When i hit my desktop (after log in) it takes at least 2 minutes to become fully functional. It seems like its struggling. I hit the finder icon in my dock, or the firefox icon, and they just bounce... and bounce... and bounce.....

Then, the system sort of sorts itself out. It works fine. From then on my system is screamingly fast.

What the hell is the problem? Ive repaired disk permissions, and only have two log in items!

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Jul 28, 2010

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iStat reports this as my temperatures

HD: Macintosh
Airport Card62�
Enclosure Base41�
GPU Diode69�
GPU Heatsink62�
Heatsink A58�
Heatsink B51�

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Dec 25, 2010

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I am familiar with the hard drive clicking noise but this is totally different - it kind of sounds like a small metal ball-bearing inside a small, thin glass sphere knocking or clicking against it's side or like tapping a small thin glass object with something like a thin metal rod.

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Feb 14, 2010

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Jan 2, 2010

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Aug 17, 2010

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Feb 15, 2010

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Dec 26, 2010

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Aug 23, 2009

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Feb 24, 2010

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