Running slower than normal...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Justibackwardsn, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Justibackwardsn macrumors member

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    Well, its been 7 months since I bought my MacBook and I absolutely love it. It's been the best computer I've EVER owned. I had a Dell XPS M140 before. It was nice, but I had to format the HDD ever 2 months or so just to wipe away the messiness Windows left behind that bogged down the computer and made it slower. Now, I don't see any point in formatting my computers and re-installing the os just to get better performance out of it.

    By this point with a Windows computer I'd start punching the screen in hope that it would make it run faster. While I don't think I'll ever get to that point with this computer, I think it is running a bit slower than it use to.

    I just ordered 4gb of RAM that should be coming in any day now, but what I'm asking is how to get the maximum performance out of my computer. What do I need to delete, or repair to make it run just as fast it it use to?
     
  2. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

    allan.nyholm

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    Restarting works wonders.

    You could also try running OnyX(simply because it's free)to clean out your system but I doubt it will help much. Because OS X already has a daily weekly and monthly cleaning routine.

    Just try restarting if you haven't done so already.
     
  3. Justibackwardsn thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea, I usually shut down and wait about a minute to boot back up.

    A friend of mine told me my computer was running slow because of the 1)start up and 2)the amount of dock icons I have

    Well, I don't have anything in start up, but I did have quite a few icons on my dock. Reorganizing seemed to help a little.
     
  4. SHADO macrumors 6502a

    SHADO

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    You could try repairing Disk permissions by opening Disk Utility and clicking "repair permissions". I would also reset your PRAM by holding down command+option+P+R on startup. I also use DiskWarrior of Drive Genius 2 every 6 months or so just to de-frag my directory and make sure everything is in good working order.
     

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