Monday, 17 September 2012

Why is My Mac slow | Fix slow Mac

Mac machine has a tendency to slow down and get more lethargic over time. If you start search on “slow Mac” in a search engine you will get a long list of queries from frustrated Mac users. In most cases, slow performance on your MacBook is the result of insufficient RAM, low disk space, too many startup utilities or unnecessary processes running in the background etc.. The best way to make your Mac run faster is to sort out these problem one by one.

You need a minimum of 2 gigabytes of RAM to run a Mac OS and you really need a minimum of 3 gigs to run everything smoothly. If more applications are running at the same time, the more RAM and system resources are consumed. A good rule is to quit unused applications. You will see a noticeable difference in the speed of your Mac if you follow this rule. This is one of the simplest ways to make your Mac faster and will really make it run smoother.

Next step is to remove unnecessary login items, uninstall unused applications and widgets from the Mac. Free up space on the hard drive by deleting documents files, which you are not using, caches, language files, system junks, universal binaries etc.. Ideally you should always keep as least one third space of your drive free so that your computer will work smoothly. 

To clean Mac drive you can use Stellar SpeedUp Mac, a third party tool. It helps you to remove all unnecessary items from your Mac and keep optimized. If you are working with busy schedule and you don't have enough time for clean up process, just schedule cleaning process with the help of this tool on daily, weekly or monthly basis.

Another tips to speed up your Mac is to check and fix your Mac’s internal hard drive preferences at least one time in a month. With the help of Apple Disk Utilities ,select your internal hard drive and then click on Repair Permissions. The repair process will take between ten and twenty minutes depending on the size of the disk. Mac users should reboot system al least one time in a Month. However , it is not hard and fast rule but it will keep your Mac healthy.

These are some common causes of performance problems. You will always get better performance from your Mac if you follow above tips.

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