Reformat and fresh install

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  1. ataboc macrumors 6502

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    Will a fresh install of 10.6 benefit me? i haven't formatted since 10.6 came out

    machine in question. 2.2 santa rosa whitebook 4 gigs of ram and a 320 5400rpm drive.

    or should i pull the trigger on an SSD?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Did you upgrade from Leopard or did you perform a clean install? If you don't have an issue, then there isn't a reason to do a clean install
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I have never felt the need for a fresh install

    Many who come from a Windows background will still do it occasionally, but I don't think it is particularly beneficial unless you are experiencing specific issues
     
  4. ataboc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i formatted installed 10.5 then 10.6. no issue just sluggish.

    ahh okay.

    does Georgia play today?
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Try repairing permissions with Disk Utility, it usually speeds things up.
     
  6. ataboc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i did last week. thanks.

    may be an SSD or a new mac is in my future :eek:
     

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