Mac OS X is not perfect, because just like any other operating system it can get filled with files, applications, and startup processes, all of which make it run slower and at times even cause simple applications to be unable to run. The good news is that you can do a lot of things to boost your Mac’s performance without the need to spend a lot of money on hardware and software. Following some of these simple tips below can help your Mac perform at its optimum speed and performance. As with any time you make changes to your Mac you should be sure to backup everything prior to using any of these tips to be sure that your files and applications are protected.
Some languages such as Moldavian, or Assamese
are ones you are no doubt unfamiliar with yet they are pre-installed in your Mac. These language packs can consume Mac resources and take up a gigabytes of your Mac’s hard drive space. Eventually over time this can slow down your Mac’s system. You can have the option to remove them with the use of helpful utility known as Monolingual. It is a freeware utility that you can install in your Mac OS and it will strip out all those unfamiliar language packs that you donít need at all. This will free up some Mac space and boost its performance.
2. Run and use Maintenance Utility Tools:
There are a lot of free utility tools that come preloaded with your Mac OS X. These tools come with multifunctional capabilities that you can use to maintain your Mac. With these tools you can delete some temporary files, cache files and more. There are also some applications that you can use to clean these areas. A few are Mac Magician, MacKeeper, and Hazel. No matter how helpful cache files are they are not worth the amount of space they will consume on your hard drive. Using Mac’s tools or some of the applications mentioned earlier can help you to delete them completely.
3. Delete Dashboard Widgets:
Dashboard is hidden and working quietly in your background, unfortunately though Widgets that are running in dashboard are not only taking up space on your Mac they’re also using up your Mac’s memory. If you want to see some improvements in your Mac then disable some of the Dashboard items by launching the Terminal and entering this command: defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES. This can easily disable them and if you want to enable it again just change the command to NO.
4. Keep Mac Cool:
Your Mac machine will perform better if you have a cool CPU. Over time, your Mac can really get hot and if you want to speed it up and prevent internal damage it is wise to keep it cool. You can use third party applications like FanControl to monitor and change base fan speed. This will help ensure that your Mac is working perfectly fine at cooler temperatures. A temperature of about 35-40 degrees Celsius or 115-120 Fahrenheit is as hot as your Mac should get. It is great if you can keep it below these temperatures as often as possible.
These tips should assist you in getting your Mac to perform at its optimum level and will quickly boost your Mac’s performance. That these tips are quite simple to do is a big plus, but even better is that you won’t have to break your budget