A&P uggh having a dieing computer sucks

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  1. Gerbonium

    Gerbonium OT Supporter

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    every day it gets progressively worse. cant watch videos well because they get choppy and framerate drops to less than 1fps and often freezes up for a few seconds. looking at images takes about a minute to load each one and forget about editing them. fuck. ive taken pictures i havent been even able to go through bc of this. apple needs to release the new mbps now bc i need a new computer (but am waiting for the new ones)

    sorry for the late night rant
     
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    Reinstall the OS? I'm willing to bet it's not the computer.
     
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    ive done that many a times. the last time didnt help a whole lot. ive been meaning to anyway but just havent gotten around to it
     
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    I would think this too. Parts usually just break, I don't really see how they could "slow down". POSSIBLY you could have a dying harddrive that's slow to get to swap data...
     
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    Possibly some dodgy memory also. It might still work if slightly damaged.
     
  6. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    download and run memtest. go here download one of the proper iso's and burn it to a cd.
    http://www.memtest.org/
    if the memory tests ok, then test the hard drive.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-Monitoring,_Analysis,_and_Reporting_Technology
    there's a list of software there that will test the hard drive, pick one for your os and run it. if the hard drive tests out ok, re-format and reinstall your os. don't just re-install over the top of the old install, make sure you wipe the drive and start completely over.
     

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