What else can I do to speed up my macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dinalli, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Dinalli macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2009
    I have an early 2011 15 MBP with 2GHz i7 chip.

    Recently Ive found in some cases its slowed down a lot and I get the beach ball. This tends to be when i'm working in XCode and running a few things.

    So I updated my Ram to 16GB which helped for a little while. Im just about to replace my HDD with an SSD.

    However i am wondering if there is anything else I should be looking at to speed things up.

  2. Texxy macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2011
    SSD! Will improve so much and pretty much Ram and SSD are the top two things that actually work.
  3. Fairfax macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2011
    Deep Web
    With the memory maxed out and after installing a SSD I don't see how your mbp can go any faster.
  4. Dinalli thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2009
    Thanks. SSD is tomorrows project (after backup of course)

    Ive seen that you can overclock chips, is this something worth while ?
  5. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    Have you run activity monitor to see what is using resources? While the memory and SSD will do a lot it's always better to track down the real bottleneck.

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