Improve speed : clean or fresh install

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by firlrumors, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. firlrumors macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2010
    Applogies for the newbie question.
    I notice that my Macbook is getting slow again. The fan starts for nothing even in really cool temperatures and on average it's just much slower than before.

    I usually fix this by re-installing everything, but this time I have so many things installed and set-up so I wonder if there's maybe another way to regain the same speed you get after a new fresh install. Like a safe soft that would clean-up your drive and de-fragment it (don't know if you're still supposed to care about this these days).
    My internal drive is 700GB.
    Macbook is a 2GHz Intel 2 with 4Go RAM - OS 10.6.

    Thanks a lot for any help.
  2. firlrumors thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2010
  3. anotherarunan macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2007
    London, United Kingdom (UK)
    If its just the fans - have you considered opening it up and checking if there are any dust blockages?

    Although, you could run disk utility's 'repair disk' function - but I dont really think that improves things. Especially if you've recently reinstalled.
  4. firlrumors thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2010
    Thank you,
    I didn't think about checking about the dust in fact.
    I guess the Macbook is not meant to be easily fixed ;) there should be tutorials about how to do it safely out there.
    Thanks !!!

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