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Is there a program that will help tune up my Mac to help it run faster?

Asked by Fallstand (1130points) November 15th, 2007

Lately I feel like my Macbook is running sluggish.. Especially in Photoshop. I have a gig of RAM so it should be running fine. On my PC I used a program called Tune-up Utilities which did a bunch of tests and helped make it run faster.. Is there any programs that will help me do that with my macbook?

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ben's avatar

OnyX is a small utility that does some nice tuning up in OS X. I’m sure there are others, too.

bob's avatar

Sometimes I do a clean install of the OS to get rid of the accumulated junk that I don’t need. I make a backup, erase everything, and reinstall what I need. That’s what I’ll do when I finally upgrade to Leopard next week, but the process is a bit time-consuming. Don’t do it unless you have your data backed up, obviously.

Onyx is probably an easier solution.

glial's avatar

When it comes to Photoshop and other applications, a Gig is not that much ram anymore. Onxy will help though.

xgunther's avatar

buy some RAM. It helped me a lot!! ;-)

ezraglenn's avatar

I asked almost this exact same question a while ago. I upgraded to 2 gb of ram, now its a speed machine. I also use onyx once in a while.

Spargett's avatar

DiskWarrior works wonders for Macs. It repairs so many things that Disk Utility and other, disk utilities (TechTool), can’t repair. And it does it in a unique way and effective way.

When I was a Apple tech, this app saved so many machines, and I run it on every machine I have regularly. Most people see a good boost in speed after they run it. I highly recommend it regardless of speed concerns solely on its exceptional maintenance and volume recovery abilities.

Other than that, you’ll prob see your biggest speed boost through more RAM. You can also configure Photoshop to its more fine tuned to your system as far as resources go.

Improving Photoshop performance on the cheap

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