Are you suffering from annoying slow down of your Mac? Despite of following several known external and internal utilities, performance of your Mac is getting slower day-by-day? When people suffer such slow down and facing that spinning beach ball, they try everything they know, such as free up the hard drive space, install external speedup utilities to speedup their Mac OS X, and even the things they do not know well enough.
Here are a number of ways to fix slow Mac performance:
Ensure for Upgraded Hardware
To run your Mac faster and quick responsive, make sure you are running latest hardware, as none of the speeding up tips is going to turn your old G4 iMac machine into a Quad-core speed machine by Intel. However, the best way to enhance the performance of your Mac is to upgrade its hardware configuration, such as RAM, hard drive etc. Several old Mac machines are not as simple to upgrade while a few later ones can be easily upgraded.
Moreover, install upgraded and genuine applications on your Mac machine to ensure security of its hardware as well as the OS.
Keep Hard Drive Space Empty
The performance of your Mac also relies on the extent of data stored on it. You might have noticed how quickly an empty Mac volume response as compared to a volume that is almost full. The reason why it happens is that a volume containing data takes time to response the command you execute while there is nothing in empty volume that takes time to response. Therefore, do not keep unnecessary data in these volumes; however, it does not mean that you start deleting it. In case, if the data kept in these volumes is precious, but not in use, you should move it to any external data storage media.
Remove Temporary and Cache Files
You might have experienced your Internet is running slow, which does not always happen due to a slower network connection, but sometimes due to the temporary and cache files that your web browser downloads on your Mac. Therefore, if you are facing considerable slow down of your web browser, then remove all temporary as well as cache files on your Mac machine.
Check Activity Monitor
Launch Activity Monitor on your Mac (in Applications-> Utilities) to verify the usage of internal resources, such as CPU, System Memory, Disk Activity, Disk Usage and other network activities to ensure the health of the hardware of your machine.
Repair Corrupt Disks and Permissions
In Mac OS X, every volume has a set of certain permissions associated with it. In extreme conditions, these permissions gets corrupt, thereby slowing down the response from the respective volumes and hence, the data. Disk Utility allows you to check and verify these volumes as well as their permissions for effective response.
Overload of Running Applications
While running a Mac machine, there are not only the applications you are running are utilizing system resources, but also several hidden applications, which keep resources busy. When a process completes, its temporary files does not get removed itself, but the user has to manually delete them. Moreover, check all running applications and kill those are not run by you.