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kevstar 12-16-2011 04:12 PM

Cleaning macbook pro
Hi all I've had my mac about 2 years now and it's not as nippy at at 1st so was wondering the best way to speed it up and give it a good old clean / tune up. I seen to get the coloured beach ball quite a lot so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance kev.:D

gsahli 12-16-2011 07:31 PM

Try Onyx.
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If it doesn't help, please tell us your hard drive free space.

kevstar 12-17-2011 03:37 AM

Thanks I have ran the program now i'll see how it goes

Lifeisabeach 12-17-2011 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by kevstar (Post 1341377)
Thanks I have ran the program now i'll see how it goes

Onyx is a great place to start. It would also help to know how much drive space you have free vs used. Also what apps you use regularly or have loading on startup.

kevstar 12-17-2011 05:11 PM

Hi I have ran Onyx seems a little better I have 89 gb free space on a 250gb hard drive looking at what apps open on start up there is ituneshelper & EEventmanager ???? Thanks

gsahli 12-17-2011 05:55 PM

That's plenty of free space.

Look in the Activity monitor and see if there's anything constantly using more than 5-10% CPU.
And look at memory use and see if there's swap-in/swap-out going on.
Last - use Console Utility to read logs and look for anything being written over and over - like more than once a minute.

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