How to speed up mac os, boost macbook pro faster free
Even MacBooks suffer occasionally from performance problems. We help to locate them.
Basically, a MacBook performance is very solid. You can keeping a Mac for a computer extremely long. Among other things, the author owns a 2013 year-old MacBook Pro that have nice terms of performance. And even a 2009er (!) IMac still runs here as an office second machine. For computers, that’s a biblical age. Nevertheless, whether old or new, sometimes the Mac acts with low speed, if the handbrake is on. This reason can be the fault of hardware and software. We help with troubleshooting.
Enough RAM and disk space?
The first step in performance search should be towards low memory and that causes considerable performance problems: The less RAM, the more “virtual memory” is created by macOS. This can not be influenced, but especially in the combination “little RAM + classic HDD + little disk space” provides a significant bottleneck.
Check hard disk space and RAM
First, check how much RAM you have and how much the system hard disk is occupied. Especially computers with little RAM need a lot of space for virtual memory, which is outsourced to the storage.
Clean up the hard disk
If the RAM is short (<8 GB) and the hard drive is full, you have already found a bottleneck. Now it’s time to delete data that you no longer need. Grateful candidates are downloaded movies or large software packages , even Parallels virtual machines are really out of place. The easiest way to find out where the storage consumers are by clicking on ” Manage ” in the ” Storage ” tab. Here is the calculator shows you where the biggest storage consumers. Store these on an external hard drive or delete them directly.
Expand RAM and install SSD
If the low space is not the cause, you should consider upgrading the memory and replacing the mechanical storage with a much faster thing, called a SSD. This works for all MacBooks with built-in CD drive (built in 2006 and 2012) with a few simple steps and for little money. Attention: If you do not know how to open the Mac or how to copy your macOS system to a new hard drive, you should leave this work to a specialist. On the occasion, you can expand the hard drive memory as soon as you need more space. For MacBooks without a CD drive, the RAM is unfortunately permanently installed.These models already have an SSD ex factory. It’s best to ask someone who knows it.
Release system brakes: Dismount login items
In addition to the hardware-based system brakes, there are also those caused by the software, so programs on the MacBook. Basically, macOS is very carefully designed here, but there are still some things that slow down the system unnecessarily, such as the login objects: