My Macbook running slowly, any helps?

Jason Bates

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Oct 18, 2012
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Hi all,

I'n new here and hope someone can help me to speed up my Macbook. I'v tried many ways but still doesn't work. Someone suggested me to download a cleaning app but I'm not sure which one is secure and helpful. I get used to softonic but it lists so many cleaners such as appcleaner, magican, cleanmymac, etc etc. Which one??? :confused:

Sorry for my bad grammar as its my second language. Many thanks in advance.
 

WesCole

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What Mac do you have? How much space do you have free on your hard drive? How exactly is it running slowly? We need a little more info before we can help.
 
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No need for cleaning applications, stay away from them, as they might do more harm than good, especially CleanMyMac.
One app that I would not recommend, based on the number of complaints that have been posted in this forum and elsewhere, is CleanMyMac. As an example: CleanMyMac cleaned too much.
As for maintenance: Five Mac maintenance myths

As for speeding up your Mac: Performance Tips For Mac OS X

And if the above does not help, please state the exact nature of your slowness, post the specs of your computer and what Mac OS X version it runs. Also use Activity Monitor to help you show your CPU or RAM intensive tasks.


To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios
 
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Jason Bates

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My Macbook info

Hey guys,

Thanks a lot for help and here is the detailed info

MacBook Air 13-inch, Mid 2011
Processor: 1.7GHz Intel Core i5
Memory: 4GB
Software: Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5

Every time when I start it, almost need 1 min.
 
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Hey guys,

Thanks a lot for help and here is the detailed info

MacBook Air 13-inch, Mid 2011
Processor: 1.7GHz Intel Core i5
Memory: 4GB
Software: Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5

Every time when I start it, almost need 1 min.
As noted in the Performance Tips you looked at early, take a look at the Login Items and remove the unnecessary ones. If all are necessary, then either live with the boot time, or just put your Mac to sleep instead of shutting it down and powering it up again, unless you need to due to using Windows via Boot Camp.

My 2009 MBP took that long to boot, but it was using an HDD. Now that it uses an SSD, 25 to 30 seconds is the standard boot time (I still use sleep though instead of shutting it down).
You can use the following applications to benchmark the speed of your SSD, to see, if it is the culprit and if the slow boot is the only problem you have:
 
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Jason Bates

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Oct 18, 2012
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Hi simsaladimbamba,

I will take a look at those tips and back here again if it helps.

Thanks.
 
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