1. Steve Penny's Avatar
    My colleague has this old MacBook Pro (image attached). I had been told it was 'a few years' old, not quite as old as it actually is.

    Are there any MacBook Pro / Yosemite performance diagnostic tools?-screen-shot-2015-02-25-12.33.18.png

    My colleague has upgraded to Yosemite, but is now experiencing massive lag and beachballing even when doing simple actions like select a menu option (the getting of the attached screenshot took approx 10 mins to open system info, screengrab and email).

    Does anyone have any suggestions of diagnostic tools that may help alleviate these problems slightly? I appreciate it's always going to run slowly on this older hardware, but any ideas or tips on even the slightest of improvements would be most welcome and appreciated!

    Thanks
    02-25-2015 05:50 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    02-25-2015 08:10 AM
  3. HankAZ's Avatar
    Add memory. Dollar for dollar, adding memory (up to a certain point) will give you the biggest performance boost of any upgrade you can do.
    Steve Penny likes this.
    02-25-2015 09:27 AM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    I have a MBP that's a year older... With twice the RAM... Yosemite is fine for me.
    Steve Penny likes this.
    02-25-2015 09:31 AM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Use Safari rather than Chrome. Chrome is a known resource hog on OS X.
    02-25-2015 10:07 AM

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