A slowing running mac...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by beccaxbeatdown, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. beccaxbeatdown macrumors newbie

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    My mac has been acting up lately. Apps closing unexpectedly, thing freezing frequently, on occasion trouble starting up, ext. (I still have nearly 30 gigs of hardrive space available.) My mac is about 6 months old, and I'm quite new the the mac world, so I'm just learning how to understand the behind the scenes aspect of the computer. Are there any ways of going about trying to quicken up my mac, or anything at all that might help it's performance?

    thanks for any help.
     
  2. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816

    im_to_hyper

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    What kind of Mac do you have? Have you added any third-party RAM to it?
     
  3. windowpain macrumors 6502a

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    Does your mac make any unusual noises? Strange behaviour can be the result of a failing hard drive. I speak from experience. :(

    Open the app 'disk utility', you can find it through spotlight.

    Run 'verify disk'. It will tell you if every thing is ok..

    also 'back things up'! if you aren't already you should be using time machine.

    Takes a lot of stress out of the situation when things don't work like they should.
     
  4. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816

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    Which mac do you own?

    Alot of people fail to see the importance of telling others their mac spec when troubleshooting.
     

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