Sunday, July 12, 2015

Macs are fantastic and reliable machines that most probably were among the fastest of computers when you first brought it home from the store.
However, with many new exciting Macs coming out all the time and with all the system hungry software programs and applications coming out, your current Mac might pale in comparison to the latest Macs out there, when it comes to sheer speed.
Of course , you don't have to replace your Mac to a newer one at all the time, so“How to speed up mac?”.

1. Clearing Your Desktop

Your desktop affects in how long it takes for you to boot the system because it’s the first screen that it has to load up.
As much as possible, try to keep it simple by minimizing the number of icons from the desktop and clearing up the amount of files you can see. You can either delete them or put them into folders so that the operating system doesn’t have to waste additional resources to load them upon starting your computer.

2. Managing Startup Items

Every time you power up your Mac, a bunch of programs will start as your Mac boots up.
And also every time you install some applications, they automatically configured your startup setting such that these applications would be loaded up when you boot up your Mac.
All this settings take a toll on system resources, causing  your Mac to take a while to boot up and be at your service. To check your starting lineup, go to System Preferences–>Users & Groups–>Login Items and then give the items a quick scan.

You are not uninstalling anything if you un-check them. You are just telling your Mac that these programs don’t need to start up every time you boot up your Mac.

3. Getting Hardware Upgrade

Upgrading your RAM is probably the simplest way to ensure a faster computer. As compared to upgrading your processor, it is also much cheaper. If you only have one piece of RAM attached in your Mac, consider getting another one.

At the very least, your Mac should have a 2 GB RAM minimum, and 4 GB RAM is recommended. If you are using 2GB/4GB ram and still finds it running slow, consider getting an additional 2 GB RAM that would logically speed up the performance by 50%.

Another alternative is to get a faster hard drive or use a Solid State Drive (SSD), wich allows the processor to find information on the hard disk in a much, much faster manner than when compared to reading data from a conventional hard disk with a lot of moving parts.

4. Cleaning Up the Hard Drive

All Modern Operating Systems use the hard disk space for temporary storage. Temporary  files, Cache files,  and (most importantly) virtual memory swap files help the OS juggle limited RAM resources among the many apps and tasks which are running.

When your hard drive fills up too much, the free disk space that helps the OS is become smaller and then the system performance suffers.

To free up space you have to delete unneeded data, including old downloads, installers and .zip archives.  There are several Gigabytes of files in your top level /Library/Application Support folder for things like Garage Band, iDVD, etc., which you can delete if you don’t use these applications.  You can also move files to external drives and delete the originals.
You can use cleaner applications such as Detox My Mac, will help to remove all unnecessary files and speed up your Mac.

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