Mac systems normally possess fast processing speed and a very good performance status as compared to the Windows or other operating system. But on some occassion its high speed and performance may degrade because of few or more reasons. The possible reasons for the poor performance of the OS X can be summed up as:
- Unorganized desktop
- Keeping too may widgets on dashboard
- Accumulation of junk files, temporary files etc.
- Low hard drive memory
- Many unused running applications
- Animated desktop
- Corruption of files.
So Mac performace can be decreased because of the above mentioned factors and for that we need to take some steps to optimize the performance of Mac.
Tip 1: Adding more RAM:
To increase the processing speed you can add more RAM to Mac OS X. Add the maximum acceptable RAM by your Mac. On the MacBook models you can use maximum 4 Gb RAM but on MacBook Pro you can install upto 8 Gb RAM.
Tip 2: Organize your hard drive:
You can increase the Mac performance by properly orgainizing the hard drive and creating suitable partitions on your hard drive. You can also switch to new advanced SSD hard drives, having higher processing speed.
Tip 3: Maintain free space and remove unused files and data:
Mac operating system use virtual memory a lot to process the task required. For that you need to have sufficient free space on Mac. Regularly delete all the unused files, trash, junk files, unused applications, unwanted plugins & widgets, cache or temporary files. You can use a third party software like Stellar Speedup Mac, ccleaner, etc. to delete all the unused and unwanted files and data effectively and automatically.
Tip 4: Remove the applications as a Start-Up app:
If many applications are automatically starting-up when the Mac bootup then this can cost the performance of Mac. All the unused applications will use the processor's speed and can degrade the system performance. So disable the auto-startup feature of the applications installed on Mac.
Tip 5: Make Dock less crowdy:
Dock takes a lot of processing and memory space, so avoid adding too many apps in the dock.
Tip 6: Keep dashboard minimal:
Remove any unwanted widgets from dashboard. Dash board applications are normally small in size but it keeps on running in background when not in use. So, these apps are eating up the processors speed.
Tip 7: Permission repair after installing a new software:
After the installation of a new software you should run the 'Verify disk permission' from disk utility. It may happen that your permission settings has been compromised by the newly installed software. So running 'Repair disk permission' will allow you to change permission settings to the previous one.
All the above mentioned tips will surely going to optimize your Mac performance and will make it process much faster than before. For any other query related to Mac you can write to me on firstname.lastname@example.org