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

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    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.

    Thanks
     
  2. Texxy macrumors 6502

    Texxy

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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