Sluggish

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Areudone, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Areudone macrumors newbie

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    So my MacMini has gotten real sluggish. Takes a while to load programs and the internet has gotten slower. Are there any programs that I should run to speed things up. Is there any thing I can do to get it back up to the speed when I got it. I still have lots of space left on the hard drive.
     
  2. mattyb240 macrumors 6502a

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    Use Onyx (maintenence) and monolingual to remove extra languages and to strip out all of the PPC code in their that you dont need in your applications. I have saved over 5+GB so far.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    How much RAM do you have?
    How many apps do you run?
    Do you torrent?
     
  4. Areudone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have 1 gb... and I run at most 3 or 4 apps at a time. I do torrent, but i don't leave it running when i don't use it!
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    More RAM would help. 1gb is very little in today's world.

    Torrent apps fragments the harddrive beyond the file sizes automatically defrag by OSX, so you need an defrag app.
     
  6. Areudone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Which would u suggest?
     
  7. STXSTEVE macrumors member

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    Another option that might help is a cache and log cleaning app. such as "Yasu" This in one swoop will clear your cache folders as well as system logs.
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Log cleaning is done automatically with Leopard.

    Getting more RAM would probably help more unless you torrent a lot.

    If you search for "Defrag" here you'll find a number of options.
     
  9. hwmbrogden macrumors member

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    Is this self explanatory or do you have to search within Onyx to find this?
     
  10. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    I use X-Slimmer to remove unnecessary program files.. Works great..
     

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