Tuneup Utilities

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kelvin805, May 19, 2009.

  1. kelvin805 macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2008
    I know this has probably been posted before, but has anybody noticed any speed slowdowns in a unibody MBP since they purchased it. I've been noticing some major speed slowdowns recently, and wanted to see if anyone here has used any utilities to clean up or do anything to help their laptops run quicker?
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    Onyx is the best.

    also if the computer is running really slow reset the PRAM
  3. pecoraro macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2009
    Macbook Pro slowdowns

    Yes, I noticed a significant slowdown since first using my mac about 4 months ago. I previously used Windows exclusively except for a recent mac tower used as a home server. I run windows under Fusion 2 on my laptop now.

    I use System Mechanic and Registry First Aid to successfully keep the windows machines in shape. I also picked up various tips and tricks over 16 years of using windows. I consider myself a power user of windows, a beginner with the mac.

    After some searching, I purchased Disk Warrior since it alone had good reviews for this sort of trouble. It is fair as a tune-up tool and best I understand as an emergency recovery tool.

    However, there is a new free mac utility available on the apple website if you haven't already found it. If so, none of what I say is new.

    The new utility, which I used last evening, seems superb at speeding up my machine. Its name is OnyX. It is also free for the time being.

    Additionally, you may wish to obtain a copy of MacFormat's issue from December 2008, issue 202. There are several helpful articles in it.

    As always, maxing out your RAM never hurts either.


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