17 Reasons Why Your Mac Runs Slower Than it Should

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    #1 rbenzon, Apr 23, 2009
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    Apparently OSX treats each desktop icon as an open finder window. Read this on digg
     
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    This is great. Thanks! I couldn't figure out why my Mac had a start up time of almost the same time as my Windows PC after I changed my hard drive. ( used carbon cloner )

    I just followed the Reset PRAM instructions and now it's back to a start-up time of mere seconds! Thanks again!

    This was very helpful!
     
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    great tips! thanks alot
     
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    right! makes me want clean up my mac...
     
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    Thanks for sharing...
     
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    Thanks for the share! pretty useful stuff!
     
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    Hi Everyone,

    Are there any updates on how to speed up our Macs?

    TIA! :)
     
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    Thanks for this... Im glad i found this before i do a clean install. Save me time and hassle of reconfiguring my mac...
     
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    I just use Alfred and simply keep all my file away in neat folders in either dropbox or my documents folders. If you have the cash and want to speed up your Mac dramatically? Buy an SSD.
     
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    Thanks guys for the cool tips.

    Noob question here: What are SSD and where I could get it.
     
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    ^its basically RAM for your MAC. you can check the market here or you're nearest MacStore. :)

    OT: thanks guys. need to clean some things up with my MAC. :D
     
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    An SSD is definitely not RAM for your Mac. Read me!

    You can get one from some computer shops in V-Mall/Gilmore, or even online. I suggest you read up on it first though to see if it's really something you feel you need to buy.
     
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    Another tip:

    Constantly clean your mac from unnecessary files that you may not need. Clearing cache files may help, however, I find that its not that significant. Your mac can easily be bloated from hundreds of files that you've used over the years. Sometimes its good to clean them up. Use Grand Perspective (link below, free open source app) to determine what is taking up space on your HD, and maybe find one or two big movie files you don't want to watch again (or move to external HD). I've read before that a good number to aim is to maintain 20% of your HD capacity to allow for virtual paging and such.

    HTH!

    Grand Perspective - http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/
     
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    cool! I must try this when I get home. but for now I'm satisfied with my mbp's performance. cheers!
     

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