When my Mac boots up for the first time it is sluggish until all my apps are launched and everything goes into RAM does it speed up. I have a MacBook Pro 2012 model with 8GB's of RAM. I have 160GB's free and probably the culprit is the 5400 RPM hard drive. I have Tech Tools Pro 9 do you think this can solve this problem? What can I try to speed things up or would the fix be installing a much faster hard drive? I mean once the apps get loaded into RAM does the Mac speed up.