Although SSD is extremely nice to have, you never want to go back! Nowadays most macs are delivered with SSDs though. I hope this guide helps you to get your Mac in shape. If you liked this guide, it will really help me and this site if you share it with others on Facebook, twitter etc.
You will find the buttons for that below. Take your pick! I hope that installing that OS will solve my slow issues. If my mac has been behaving very slow over the past few months, what are the chances it is due to a poor performing hard drive? Use the old HD to store docs etc. Nice article! Just what I was looking for! Taming Time Machine and polishing that Onyx stone have done a great service to my ought ten iMac!
Good helpful information and I will try…. Have had the slow script since MacKeeper. And my files…. I do alot of graphics and games. You should definitely backup your files to some sort of external hard drive, or memory stick depending on how much data you have. When you have done that perhaps a complete format and reinstall is the best thing for your computer. This is the nicest freebie tip that Ive read for my aging MBP. Thanks and more power to you! Do you think this is likely or, better still, do you know of a way to test for this?
You can test and repair your hard drive using Disk Utility. Maybe I should add that as a tip. Did you try running Onyx as mentioned above? Tip nr 7. Thanks, — decided to wipe the hard drive and reinstall Mavericks. Things are MUCH faster.
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Took about an hour. OK, Bjoernar, can you please walk me through how to get rid of MacKeeper …. Thanks … Jorge. Once in the trash, you can lock each one, except MacKeeper.
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I have not as yet tried to empty my trash to see if MacKeeper will be permanently removed. But have no fear. My experience is that once a file is in the trash the computer cannot open or utilize them. Here are some instructions I found on how to remove MacKeeper, maybe it works for you guys? Thank you sooooo much for hunting this, Bjoernar. Also, people could resort to creating an extra user account and see if the mac also performs slowly in that account.. And MacKeeper sucks so much, the ugly mascott, their bad product…very annoying! I am happy you specifically warn against it. This is a nice share Bjoernar.
Thank you very much. I would like to say that there are some additional things that can be done to speed up your mac, like doing an SMC reset and a PRAM reset, as expalined in this post that I wrote myself! Thats true, I have some instructions about that here: My fear is that it will go terribly slow more than now! I really want to install th latest xCode as well. Mavericks is more optimized so it could run faster. I would install it.
Make sure to backup first. Thanks, ok will try. Btw, the PRAM reset gave life back to my laptop! Thanks for the superuseful trick. Just wanted to say thank you for posting this advice, Bjoernar; it has been very helpful and I appreciate the effort on your part. Thank you for this page! Please keep it up! I hope for many people it will show up in top results of google searches.
I found your comment about MacKeeper funny. The list is of various tools used for disk and system testing ranging from the free, like Disk Utility and smartmontools to the expensive. I have already cleaned up my fans and solved the overheating problem, but the problems remain. Upgraded my OS, run apple hardware test nothing came up and everything is still the same. I can not even watch a movie here. My question is: To me it sounds like some kind of hardware problem.
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It could be anything really, your hard drive, motherboard, memory. Or too much cooling paste on the CPU. I think you should get someone to take a look at it. Parts inside computers can fail, even expensive Macs. I need some advice. Which one of these is better and why? For example, is the first MBP better than the second one? Can i buy more memory to the second later? The Inch is obviously faster. Editing media can also make more use of the additional CPU cores the 15 Inch have.
It is not possible to upgrade the memory on the retina model. Hi Bjoenar. Thanks for the great ideas on keeping my Mac clean and running in top shape. Can I ask you a question? I am using a Thunderbolt external drive as my Time Machine. But the computer still seems incredibly slow to find files in the Finder. Do you have any thoughts?
Well, I disconnected the external diskdrive TM, and surely the Finder access is much faster! So now I have another question: The initial first TM backup is always a bit slow. Have you let it run its course? If not maybe your external drive is bad. Run Disk Utility and check it.
That should work. Every time I download something from the internet using Safari, my computer lags completely and the only remedy is a force restart. Any way to fix this? I have 15 gb of space. Nothing brings my anger issues to the surface like that blasted pinwheel. Thanks so much for this info. The pinwheel is officially MIA. This article was so very helpful. Many thanks. Thanks for the advises. None of them worked though for a mac mini server version The mac started behaving super slow after a crash due to overheating of the gb system drive as later found out.
I just manually deleted these files from console window every time. System response got faster due to deletion of cache files and log files which onyx did not catch. The superduper trial requires to delete all files at destination drive every time. Here is where CC trial version came in handy. CC copied the last files quickly. I made the 2nd drive startup disk. It was already made bootable by superduper. It is a very sophistcated job to take out the harddrives and renew them.
The way how the mac mini is designed it actually has to become too hot when not in an airconditioned environment. I just put it up-side-down with the cap removed. CarbonCopy is a much more reliable backup and cloning tool. Unfortunately it is not free of charge anymore. If your system does not boot you are in trouble.
Time Machine backups need to be restored to a functioning drive, meaning you must first get your system back in working order before they can be used. Users for whom instant recovery is less of a concern, however, will find Time Machine more than adequate. A Mac mini server with OS X These have to be bought from the application store. Several applications compatible only until OS X version You will need to unblock it in Security preferences. Ever heard of Clean My Mac? I dont think I have heard anything bad about it though. Hi Bjoernar I have a Mac book pro 12 inch which has worked well since I got it.
I ve tried rebooting it and the same thing happens over and over again.
Any ideas on what I could try? Not sure. Are you able to boot from another drive or USB stick maybe? Check if your system drive is OK…. Stay away from MacKeeper.
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Its just BAD. They want to pay me to recommend it to you but the free alternatives are just as GOOD. I really hope it will make more sense to you the second time around. BTW, this comment was made without malice but as a genuine attempt to correct, what in my view was, a very obvious misunderstanding. Easily one of the better performance articles! I tried to make this post as good as possible.
I will add CCleaner as a suggestion because I used that software a lot on Windows machines. It works pretty good and its free. The design of the site is pretty old yes. But the software is up to date and safe to use. This software demands each use, you have to enter in a name and a password. Then when I added one it said the password was wrong. This is the password for your Mac.
Something you should have chosen yourself. If you dont have any password set for your Mac just press enter and it should start. I dragged onyx into my applications folder. Do I need to do anything else to make it run? I am not computer savvy as you can tell. Thank you in advance! You have to right-click hold CMD down when you open it and select open to allow it to run on your Mac.
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Thank you so much for this tips. I recently purchased Imac and this is my first mac machine.. It was difficult for me to move from window to mac as my Imac was super slow. Your tips helped me to improve speed of my Imac. Thanx for the help for my Mac mini. I have speed again. I have also installed external hard drives. I am an artist and rely on my computer for many things. This has saved me a great expense. You are a genius. I have an almost opposite issue with sleep mode. Really strange, i would have expected Time Machine to speed up when no one else is using it but it it the opposite.
I have disable the energy saver features and the screen saver now , but to no avail. I reinstalled Mavericks yesterday, which seems to make the system a little more responsive less spinning ball , but did not result in a lot of speed change. Is this true? No, this is not true. If it was me, I would share the internet connection from the iMac to the Mac Mini via an ethernet cable. This should be easy enough since they're on the same desk.
To ensure the Mac Mini is using this connection instead of the 2g one, you can either switch Wi-Fi off or choose to change the preference order of your connections in the Network preferences pane so that Ethernet is listed ahead of Wi-Fi. In terms of why the iMac is getting the 5g signal and the Mac Mini isn't, it could be as simple as the iMac causing some sort of obstruction especially if the iMac is the one closer to the Wi-Fi router. However, I have found more often than not many devices will connect to a 2g network in preference to a 5g network.
Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. The iMac connects on 5G and works well — it rarely drops out and is quite fast DL Do we have to buy a new computer to replace the Mini? Richard Parnaby Richard Parnaby 1 1. Have you tried a cabled connection for the Mini? Does the Mac Mini still have a slow connection when the iMac is powered off? Does the iMac show similar slowness if you connect it to the 2. To do this: Once you've set this up, you should have a fairly good connection on the Mac Mini.