Any tips to speed up a 2010 MacBook Air running Yosemite?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by saintforlife, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 13" 2010 MBA (1.86/4GB/128GB). The machine is starting to show its age. Everything has slowed down a bit. Start up, shut down, opening apps etc. all take a few extra seconds. I hardly ever saw any beach balls on it for 3 years, but now I am seeing it almost everyday doing routine tasks.

    Any thoughts on how I can breath some life into this machine? It still does everything I want it to (basically web browsing and MS Office applications), but it sure could use a speed boost. I have about 20GB of free space on the SSD. Would a clean install of Yosemite help?
     
  2. Dweez, Dec 10, 2014
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    Dweez macrumors 65816

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    My suggestion would be to revert to your previous version of the O/S.
     
  3. motrek macrumors 68020

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    I noticed some beachballs with the version of Safari in Yosemite. Are you using that? You could try Chrome.
     
  4. jdphoto macrumors 6502

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    Not sure how you did your upgrade to Yosemite. You could back your files, wipe the machine and install everything from scratch. I try to do that every two years on my machines it seems to help them keep chugging along at a normal pace.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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

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