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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.
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Try Onyx.
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If it doesn't help, please tell us your hard drive free space.
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Thanks I have ran the program now i'll see how it goes
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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.


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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
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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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