Please help!!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jae Hokes, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Jae Hokes macrumors regular

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    Hey guys I have a 2011 27" Sandybridge i5 processor iMac - I don't do much on it, don't leave apps open or keep unnecessary apps, I download music I have probably 1000 songs at most aside from that I keep it very clean, nothing on the desktop nothing left in the trash and I quit all open applications

    My problem is that lately its been running much slower, it takes about a minute or more to start up and I can not figure why it's slowing down and I'm getting the beach ball sometimes for opening a web page - any ideas and any programs to help clean it out and speed it up?

    Is MacKeeper worth buying?

    please help
     
  2. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

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    I would check out cocktail or onyx first, but don't go crazy, apparently some of the scripts these apps can run do more harm than good.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This may help: Performance Tips For Mac OS X
    Definitely not. I highly recommend you avoid it. You don't need "cleaner" or "maintenance" apps to keep your Mac running well, and some of these apps can do more harm than good. Some remove files/folders or unused languages or architectures, which does nothing more than free up some drive space, with the risk of deleting something important in the process.

    These apps will not make your Mac run faster or more efficiently, since having stuff stored on a drive does not impact performance, unless you're running out of drive space. Some of these apps delete caches, which can hurt performance, rather than help it, since more system resources are used and performance suffers while each cache is being rebuilt.

    Many of these tasks should only be done selectively to troubleshoot specific problems, not en masse as routine maintenance.

    Mac OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software. Among other things, it has its own maintenance scripts that run silently in the background on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, without user intervention.

     

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