Drastic Decrease in Performance w/ nothing attributable....

mjk's Avatar


28 Mar, 2013 05:20 AM

The Geekbench scores for my MBP 8,3 have plummeted in the past week, and I can't seem to pinpoint the issue--been through console logs activity monitor, looking for something....anything...there is NOTHING. I was consistently hitting 11000, now if I break 3100 it's a miracle, for the love of God, my MB late-2008 unibody is kicking my main machines proverbial ass!...also, lots of SBOD (spinning beach-ball of death activity for no reason). This is not good, it will drive me to Shady Pines Home For The Mentally Insane if it continues much longer. And while I do have a penchant for occasionally installing too much new SW, I've looked at all my installs for the past week, and they have all been systematically removed with no improvement. I love to hear some thoughts regarding what the hell is going on, and how I remedy this. My machine is becoming more and more unresponsive by the hour.

USER: kadi0001

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by John on 02 Apr, 2013 06:08 PM

    John's Avatar

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. There are a number of different things that could cause that slowdown. You can rule out software problems by re-installing the operating system (don't forget to back up your current system first!) If your scores go back up then it's a software problem.

    If your scores don't go back up then it's a hardware problem. You'll need to go into your local Apple Store for help. Hopefully it's something simple like dusty heat sinks or air vents.


Reply to this discussion

Internal reply

Formatting help / Preview (switch to plain text) No formatting (switch to Markdown)

Attaching KB article:


Attached Files

You can attach files up to 10MB

If you don't have an account yet, we need to confirm you're human and not a machine trying to post spam.

Keyboard shortcuts


? Show this help
ESC Blurs the current field

Comment Form

r Focus the comment reply box
^ + ↩ Submit the comment

You can use Command ⌘ instead of Control ^ on Mac