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    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.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by kevstar View Post
    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.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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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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