Speed Tips..

Discussion in 'iMac' started by OwenMeasures, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. OwenMeasures macrumors 6502

    OwenMeasures

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    Guys,

    Need your help.. i have read a few forums to look for way to speed up my mac but they are pretty basic ways and i know them already. Do any of you guys know of any different ways to speed up a iMac?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    SSD, more RAM, reinstalling Mac OS X and getting rid of all the junk.

    Or you could tell us what is wrong with your Mac.

    Btw, keep away from CleanMyMac, as it can lead to an un-bootable or corrupt system. And don't delete stuff you think it is there for nothing, unless you understand Mac OS X a bit better.
     
  3. OwenMeasures thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh believe me i have already made that mistake. Funny because on my girlfriends 13" Macbook it work a treat "/

    Well basically my iMac seems to be slowing down over time and i really cant be bothered keep reinstalling snow leopard!! does anyone know if Lion will have performance upgrades?
     
  4. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

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    Hi Oven,
    you don't have to re-install the Snow Leopard.
    What you do is:
    Clone the hard drive with app. like CCC (Carbon Copy Cloner-free program), then 'Restore' it back with 'Disk Utilities'.
    Shouldn't take longer than 1~2 hrs (all together).
    All you need is external hard drive to accomplish this...
     
  5. OwenMeasures thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know i sound fussy but i really don't want to have to go all through all that, i want maybe some sort of tweaking program or good maintenance program.
     
  6. mjsmke macrumors 6502a

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    Just use Disk Utility periodicaly to repare disk permissions.

    How big is your HDD and how full is it?
     
  7. OwenMeasures thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My HDD is 500GB and have only used 30GB but just seems to be slow and im not to sure why..?
     
  8. mjsmke macrumors 6502a

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    Upgrading to a SSD will make a big improvement.
     
  9. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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