Whereas, when the first time you bought it, it worked faster and normal. But after some years, now the performance of your Mac is decreasing.
The Problems at Your Mac:
It runs slowly when you start and open the applications.
The application often crash when we open it. You even need to choose Force Quit menu to stop the application.
Booting process, start up and shutdown takes longer time.
Data transfer from or to USB flash driver is too long.
The Cause of Your Slow Mac
There are many factors that cause the problems above appear:
1. Old Hardware.
Along with the development of technology, the old hard wares have a limited capacity of performance and they don’t have any suitable specification to run or operate some applications.
2. OutDated OS X.
The updated OS X version usually includes the improvements to enhance the performance, updating your OS X to Yosemite for example, will make your Mac runs better.
3. After updating OSX Yosemite / El Capitan
Updating OS sometimes also makes your Mac runs slowly, it is because there are some features and effect of interface owned by OS X Yosemite requires bigger RAM capacity.
4. Hard Disk
Low Disk Space (Almost full). A limited hardisk space also enslows your Mac performance. It’s like a room which has a full of stuffs causes the movement within will be slower. Beyond that, the bigger the amount of files and documents we have, it will make the process of indexing takes a longer time.
Reading Speed/Write Hardisk. The influence of read/write toward applications or files will be very determining because when we use Mac, there is always a process of write from the hardisk. Either in the Windows or Mac, read/write process influences of how fast an application runs when it is opened for the first time. The movement of data will also be determined by the speed of read/write in the hardisk.
The Hard Drive is failing. Mac could be failed in booting process or start up because of a failing hard drive. You can run a reboot.
5. Out of RAM
The biggest problem which influences the Mac performance is RAM. The bigger the space of RAM has, the faster it works. And if the space of RAM has already been full, you will feel that your Mac run slowly when you open it or run an application.
Here the causes:
Too many Start Up Programs at your Mac
Too many applications run simultaneously
Too many programs run on background
The usage of effect and animated interface effect at your Mac.
Spotlight Search is Indexing. If the spotlight is active, it will continuously run by searching and indexing all files and data at your Mac drive. This feature is useful to fasten the search process of a file or document. But it also can weigh up your Mac performance. Moreover if your Mac still uses a spinning hard disk drive. To make your Mac doesn’t run slowly, you need to wait the indexing process finished.
Software Updater. After you update your Mac through App Store, Software Updater will still work on your background to run a checking software and find whether there is an available newest version. It is used to delete the existing bugs and to add some new features. Software Updater which runs on the background also causes a slow Mac performance. So, please ensure that after you undergo the update process, you should reboot you Mac first.
Time Machine is still working.
The number of Login Item is too many.
Cluttered Desktop Icon and Folders. By leaving the folders to the desktop, it will automatically add the work for your computer when you want to present it on the desktop itself. Indirectly, this process will slow the performance of Mac.
How to Speedup Mac
1. Update OSX.
The newest version from OS X usually includes an improvement from the security and performance field. Therefore, please ensure that you always update your Mac to the newest OS X version.
2. Update the Application.
The newest version of application also has some improvements and additional features which are more interesting.
3. Upgrade Hardware.
– Add a RAM – Replace the SSD harddisk with a bigger capacity. – Replace Macbook or iMac.
Speedup Mac without Upgrade Hardware
If you don’t have many budget to conduct a hardware’s upgrading, some following tips can be run to enhance the performance of your Mac.
Free up more Memory RAM
The purpose to replace a RAM with a bigger capacity is to get a free and bigger Ram, here are some tips to reduce the use of RAM that causes your Mac runs slowly.
Disable The Eye Candy Transparent Windows & Effects.
Change the Minimize Window Effect to Scale.
Disable Unnecessary Widgets & Extensions in Notifications Center.
Clear Off a Cluttered Desktop.
Remove unnecessary code from fat binaries dengan Xslimmer.
Reduce the number of Start up Items.
Stop the unused features.
Close the unused applications.
More Free Space Available on Harddisk.
Provide the blank space for hard disk can be done by doing this step:
Delete the unwanted file
Back up the big file which is not used.
Use one language. Delete the unwanted language.
Mac Utilities Tools.
All tips above can be done manually through you Mac terminal, but if you are not familiar with Mac terminal, it can be confusing you and it would create some mistakes at the command and the terminal on your Mac that can cause an error.
The solution can be done by using the help from Mac utilities tool that can ease you in enhancing the performance of your Mac. There many mac utilities tool like MacBooster & CleanMyMac, but you can choose the best one.
One of them is using the best Mac utilities whichs Macbooster 3. (read: MacBooster Review)
Instead of having a complete features, MacBooster also gas a simple appearance so the user can use it better especially for beginner. You can also buy it with cheapest price using MacBooster Coupon.