The reasons for Mac computer running slowly can be various. It could simply be old age, or maybe the hard drive is nearly full. It may be too many things running automatically when you start up your Mac or perhaps you’re just running too many programs at once.According to the above reasons, the following suggestions about how to speed up the Mac computer become useful for you.
Replace your Mac hard drive with an SSD
Moving from a traditional hard drive to a solid-state drive (SSD) is the single best thing you can do to improve the performance of an aging MacBook. You can follow Sharon Profis’s instructions to accomplish the installation. Here are some recommendations with high performance for you: Crucial MX300 SSD,Samsung SSD 850 Pro and Transcend SSD370S.
Add more memory (RAM)
A higher RAM means that you can run more apps at the same time smoothly. To install RAM, firstly you need to find the right type of memory for your specific MacBook model. The brand doesn’t matter much, just be sure to buy the right amount, type, and speed. Apple has a handy support page that shows the memory specifications for a variety of models. It also provides an illustrated guide to replacing the memory.
The above suggestions are aimed for Mac users who use computers to fulfill heavy tasks. However, in daily life, normal hard drive and RAM are enough for people to deal with their business. Thus, you can refer to simpler solutions.
Clean Up Your Mac Easily with CleanMyMac 3
There is no need for you to buy any accessories and struggle a lot to install them, CleanMyMac 3 provides a more convenient way and can also bring good effects. CleanMyMac 3 is an app for speeding up Mac computers by removing all the junks on your small Mac hard drive. Besides, it can also be used to clean up your startup items list, remove system plugins, and clean up uninstalled applications.
Mac OS X likes to leave applications running in the dock. Even you have clicked the red “X” button on an application window it won’t be quit. Instead, it’ll remain running in the background. In most cases, this isn’t a big problem. However, if your Mac appears to be running slowly, you may want to close some of these applications.Then you should look for the applications marked with a dot on your dock and right-click or Ctrl-click it.
Update your software (and set to auto update)
You can update your software by clicking on the Apple icon in the menu bar and choose Software Update. If you have apps purchased outside of the App Store, they will need to be updated separately.
Some other factors may also slow down the speed of Mac computer, like an old version of the operating system that isn’t designed to work with some of the apps you’re using. Thus, to update your operating system version is also important.