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    Jiggar101's Avatar
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    Default Updated to MacOs Sierra, but too slow

    Hi everyone.

    Does anyone know of a few ways to speed up MacOs Sierra. I have the GM version.

    My computer specs are MacBook Pro 15-inch Mid 2010 with 4GB RAM.

    Thank you.
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    Default Re: Updated to MacOs Sierra, but too slow

    Are you able to update the RAM to 8GBs? If so, that would speed it up a bit. Also, have you installed a SSD drive? That, too, will speed up your MacBook.
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    OZsMac's Avatar
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    Default Re: Updated to MacOs Sierra, but too slow

    Absolutely agree with Just_Me_D, upgrade RAM and move to an SSD if you can. These are relatively small investments, but the difference in performance will be stunning.

    If you open activity monitor, can you see any processes that are constantly using major CPU (consistently anything over 10% of CPU) or hogging your Memory? This will help us give you a few additional things to try.

    I doubt the following will help, but worth a shot:

    Disable Transparency Effects
    Go to System Preferences, then Accessibility, under Display click to enable "Reduce transparency"

    Make sure you have as much free HDD space as possible
    Use DaisyDisk in demo mode (purchase if you like it) to properly understand what (if anything) is hogging space
    Then move or delete what you can
    I find that my biggest issue every time is iOS device backups, they are never cleaned up by default and can be 20-50GB in size

    Good luck.

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