How do I increase speed of my Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CameraTester, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2012
    Hi. I have a 2009 Macbook Pro, 5,5, 2.26ghz intel core 2 duo, 8gb of ram, a solid state drive (with system files and apps) and a 750gb 7200rpm (in a hard drive caddy in the old place of the dvd drive holding my user home folder)

    It's not as fast as I would like it to be, and as I need it to be. I was thinking of overclocking it but that seems out of the question. I know since it has a solid state and a faster hard drive it should be a lot faster, but it's still not that fast.

    I know there might not be anything I can do, but I just would like to know my options.

    I thought about since I have a solid state drive, I could see if there is a way to give a section of the hard drive to act as ram somehow? Is there a way to do that?

    And what else can I do to make it faster? Ram is maxed at 8gb.

    Thanks for any help! :)
  2. GGJstudios, Dec 17, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2012

    macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Then buy a faster computer.

    If you're having performance issues, this may help:
  3. macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2009
    Sorry nothing else you can do except upgrade really
  4. macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2011
    Simple answer: buy a new Mac.

    If you're poor and can't afford a new one; follow the advice from others in thread that differs from mine.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2010
    You can download onyx and try cleaning your system
  6. macrumors 603


    Aug 3, 2006
    The OS does this automatically, it's called a swap file or virtual memory.

    Have you thought about installing a newer SSD? That might help.

    How about your RAM, what speed is it?

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