Some Mac users would dump their old Mac and buy a new one to improve and have better performance. But this is not quite practical to do, this just means extra expenses. You can actually do a lot of simple ways to tweak Mac performance. Below are some simple steps on how to do this.
Tweak Mac Performance: How?
If you want to learn what possible ways to tweak Mac performance without hurting your budget, then might as well do the following below:
- If you want a better performance for your Mac then try to increase the RAM. This will lessen the amount of time that the computer will use the virtual memory instead. Try to purchase RAM that you can afford for your budget and the one that you need. Mac normally requires 256MB of RAM but its latest models comes with 512MB of RAM already. And the next time you use your Mac, determine also the memory usage being consumed that is found under the Activity Monitor so you will know how much RAM you might need for your Mac. If you want to determine how much RAM you need just simply restart the computer, then use the computer for emails, surfing the net, etc. Then open the Activity Monitor click the System Memory tab found at the bottom and it will show you the page ins/outs. If the page outs are higher then this will tell you that you need more RAM for your Mac.
- Don’t overuse Dashboard with Widgets because this can use a lot of memory and most of them are really unnecessary. You can open Activity Monitor and view every detail of these widgets. Normally if you got an extra RAM memory this is quite fine however trimming down the Dashboard and placing only important widgets on it can really tweak Mac performance.
- Perform routine maintenance tasks to remove all those annoyances. You can run the Disk Utility found under the Applications>Utilities and then choose the Verify Disk and Verify Permissions options so that you will know that your Mac files and hard drive are in good condition. If an error is encountered then just choose the Repair option to fix it. You can also run other third party applications that can perform an all around maintenance on your Mac and some of them are Onyx, CleanMyMac, AppZapper, MacKeeper, etc.
- Avoid too Many Applications on your Mac that are really unnecessary. Just open the Accounts Preference Pane and then look for the Login Items. You can evaluate which apps on the list are not important for you and remove some of them in order to reduce RAM usage. To uninstall applications out on Mac system completely you can use some free third party applications that will delete all the related files on applications that you want to remove.
There so much more that you can do to tweak Mac performance without the need to junk your old Mac and you can even save more on your budget. Perform these simple tips above and you will have your Mac running back on its normal state.