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08-05-2012, 07:09 PM
Originally Posted by NewtotheMacs
So ClamXav is the best solution as far as antivirus software goes?
I've had my Macbook Pro (Mid-2009) for almost 3 years now, and have never had a problem with it until recently. I only had 8GB of disk memory left, so I bought an external to free up some space with the hopes of an increase in performance. It didn't work, and my Macbook Pro is still running slow.
Some people have recommended that I increase my RAM, and have said that will help. What do you all think? Why all the sudden do I need more RAM? It was fast when I bought it.
When you bought your Mac, you definitely had a lot more free space and likely less programs. If you maintain a decent amount about 20% of your HD free then you won't take a hit in perfermonce.
Now, adding RAM isnt your fix if things were working well before. You need to clear up more space on your primary HD by moving stuff to the external HD that you got.
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