1. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    Why is my Mac so slow? Im getting Beach ball more and more. I edit a few iMovies on it, pics, iTunes alot. Any suggestions?
    05-18-2019 01:10 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Check what apps you may have running at startup, if any.
    05-18-2019 01:14 PM
  3. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    This might sound stupid but how do you do that

    (I figured it out).
    05-18-2019 01:15 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Sorry, I’m at a Pro watching my son and his friend play football.

    Anyway, you can simply go to the login settings to see what is slated to run at startup.
    05-18-2019 01:28 PM
  5. Ed7789's Avatar
    In the Activity Monitor, check what applications are using the most CPU. It could be a hint on what makes your computer slow.
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    05-18-2019 01:53 PM
  6. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    In the Activity Monitor, check what applications are using the most CPU. It could be a hint on what makes your computer slow.
    I’m kind a new to this. How would you go to deactivate it for good
    05-18-2019 01:59 PM
  7. Ed7789's Avatar
    Normally, you don’t necessarily want to disable the application (often called process) that uses the most CPU, but understand what makes use it as much. Some of them are system-critical, and can only be quit by having the computer turned off (which is not very useful).

    Simply put, CPU usage on Macs is calculated as percentages of core use. So, 50% equals of the usage of half of 1 core.
    On a 4-core system, you can have a total use of 400% before the CPU can’t keep up.


    There are other factors, like drive speed, memory usage (although your screen capture of the memory usage) will influence a computer’s performance.

    To help us, you might want to provide us with a screen capture of the CPU tab of the Activity Monitor when the computer feels sluggish.
    05-18-2019 03:30 PM
  8. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I’ll have to do that later tonight as I am currently at work and I don’t have that pic with me
    05-18-2019 03:46 PM
  9. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    05-20-2019 12:47 PM
  10. Ed7789's Avatar
    I don't see anything out of the ordinary. The processor isn't busy at all, from that picture.
    05-20-2019 09:49 PM
  11. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    It does move with in CPU. What else could it be if it’s not the CPU
    05-20-2019 10:15 PM
  12. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Spinning hard drive? May want to look at an SSD swap.
    05-21-2019 06:42 AM

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