Member Since: Oct 01, 2007
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.10, iPhone6, iPad Air, AppleTV2
06-18-2012, 11:08 AM
I agree, to a point. 8gb is probably overkill, 4gb is more than sufficient for everyday use. But If the slow down has been getting worse over time there are likely other factors that simply throwing RAM and money at won't solve.
I'd make sure you have at least 20gb disk space remaining. Get rid of any files in downloads and documents that you don't need any longer.
It's also worth opening Disk Utility and running repair permissions & Verify Disk
The go and get Onyx for Snow Leopard
- it's free. Run the automated monthly scripts then restart your Mac.
NB: As with any kind of system change I'd highly recommend backing up any pictures/documents etc before changing anything
External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup
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