Mac troubleshooting: What to do when your computer is too slow
Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:54 AM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:20 AM
Oh, and I hope Apple gets 10.8.3 out SOON. This whole graphics issue for display output is driving me nuts! At least the cheap miniDisplay Port to HDMI dongle I had laying around is a little better. At this point, I really miss the display of my iMac.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:21 AM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:49 PM
and got a reading of 8.48 Mbps. On that site it had the following link:
If you are a current Comcast customer testing your connection speed, please click here. Which takes you to the page: http://speedtest.comcast.net
On that page I magically get a reading of 24.47 Mbps. Wow! almost three times faster if I tell them I am a customer.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:37 PM
Yes, I have the drive backed up on an external drive.
I'm hoping to get some speed improvements.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:42 PM
No. A last minute editing change made this a bit less clear than I would have liked. But you should NOT even try to manually delete these files. Do a restart instead.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:46 PM
Different strokes I guess. Running a disk utility almost never has any effect for me...unless drive needs repairs...which they rarely do these days. At least that's my experience.
And technically I said "more than 3 years" not "every 2-3 years" And yes, if you can afford it, it will usually make a difference.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:34 PM
Activity monitor, force-quit safari or web process, all memory is released and things are back to their speedy selves.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:53 PM
If clearing caches, freeing up disk space, and adding RAM haven't done the trick, I learned a good many years ago that backing up all my documents, noting my software registration codes, and saving a few oddball preferences before erasing the primary hard drive and reinstalling everything (including the OS) is a relatively minor task compared to the expense of a replacement Mac.
Despite the recovery of our economy, many of us are still recovering from the continuing recession. A new Mac is simply not an option for everyone.