How do I increase speed of my Macbook Pro?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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

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    GGJstudios

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    Then buy a faster computer.

    If you're having performance issues, this may help:
     
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    treyjustice

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    Sorry nothing else you can do except upgrade really
     
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    SpyderBite

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    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

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    You can download onyx and try cleaning your system
     
  6. macrumors 603

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    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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