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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Mar 25, 2011
    hello need help please
    Hey guys i have a bit of a problem i think. My mac pro is running like crap. takes forever to save power points and it takes for ever to load up regular programs.
    1. should i buy the 8gb ram?
    2. is there a program i can run through the mac to scan and see whats wrong?
    thanx for any help i might get

  2. #2

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    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Running slow can be caused by many things. Download the free OnyX maintenance and clean up program and run it in auto mode. Read the help and directions first. OnyX can also check your hard drive and repair permissions.

    Buying and adding additional memory is up to you and depends a lot on what you use your Mac Pro for. If you can afford to add 8 GB, go ahead and do it.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2010
    late 2012 mini w/SSD
    Excellent suggestion above.
    Also, please take a look at how much Hard Drive space you have remaining and let us know. A common rule of thumb is that 15 % needs to be free for OS X use for temp storage (swap space).

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