Keep getting spinning pinwheel in Macbook pro

How to fix this cause it happens every few seconds???

This is a fairly new Macbook Pro
brian ramdhaniCT Technician Asked:
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Try the following:

Reset the SMC
Reset the PRAM

How much RAM do you have?

Check the Activity Monitor to see if you've used up your RAM and started swapping.

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Justin BradshawOwnerCommented:
Check activity monitor for something using a lot of CPU. Then force quit that item.

It's usually that or the hard drive failing.
Restart in safe mode by holding down the shift key while booting.

Do you still get the spinning wheel? If you don't your problem is with a startup item.

Pull down the Apple Menu to System Preferences and go to Users and Groups. If the lock in the bottom left is locked, click on it to unlock it and provide your admin password.

Then click on Log On Items in the top right. Highlight each item in turn and click the minus button at the bottom left to remove it.

Once all items are removed, restart the computer and see if the spinning wheel has gone away.
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David AndersTechnician Commented:
EtreCheck is a Mac Troubleshooting utility, it produces a report that may help.

More RAM is always a good idea.
brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
take a look at this???

any ideas???? i keep seeing google chrome helper???
Ininstall it.
David AndersTechnician Commented:
There is an explanation and instructions here
brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
That could probably be the reason.why????
Justin BradshawOwnerCommented:
That's pretty normal for google chrome. Browsers use a lot of memory, especially when you have multiple tabs open. Your problem is probably due to lack of physical RAM since you only have 4gb. Any other signs, like in the CPU tab that might help?
Most likely.  You only have 4 GB when you really need more.  Unfortunately, you're running up against you physical RAM limit.

Right now, that image shows that you're just under the 4 GB with 3.14 used and another 721.5MB in cache for a total of 3.86 GB.  You also show 44 MB in swap, meaning you've been over 4 GB at some point.  4 GB is not really enough anymore, unless you open only 1 or 2 apps at a time, especially for Yosemite.

The quick and easy thing to do is to restart Google Chrome periodically with command q.  If you're in the middle of something, you can open up and type sudo purge to clear out part of that cache.  That should give you momentary relief.

With only 4 GB of RAM, I would also suggest you turn of some features such as animate opening applications in your dock.  I would also install Adblock to reduce the load on your system.
Justin BradshawOwnerCommented:
Yeah... like serialband said: either upgrade your RAM... or get an adblocker and keep fewer tabs open.
brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
What is Adblock??
Try using Safari or Firefox instead of Chrome.
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