Best way to speed imac up

Discussion in 'iMac' started by moonbeep, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. moonbeep macrumors member

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    Hi

    Have a Imac with 12gb ram and was wondering how i can speed it up,dosent feel as quick as it should be...


    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Performance Tips For Mac OS X
     
  3. moonbeep thread starter macrumors member

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  4. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    Just curious. How is running the firewall going to speed things up? That one doesn't make sense to me. It's early, so maybe i'm missing something simple. :confused:
     
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  6. stridemat Moderator

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    Install an SSD. Light and day difference with a standard HDD.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It won't speed things up or slow things down, but it's recommended for security. Items 16-18 are for security.
     
  8. moonbeep thread starter macrumors member

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    Just been looking at some SSD's and the prices are crazy,were 512gb ones which would be more than i need and they were £500+!!
     
  9. stridemat Moderator

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    I have a 64 GB one and use an internal HDD for music, movies etc. Dual booting iMacs are the best of both World's without having to spend a fortune on a large capacity SSD.

    All other files are stored on the Internal SSD.

    If you don't fancy dual booting, you can always sling an external HDD off the back.
     
  10. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    Ah, gotcha. I was going to say, i don't know how that's even possible. lol.
     

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