The Reasons Why My Mac Is Running Slow

The Reasons Why My Mac Is Running Slow


It seems to be unavoidable that the Mac may run slower after it used for a certain time. Many users like to ask," What the reasons why my Mac is running slow?" Here are some answers to the question. Please readthe article to find whether your Mac is suffering from these errors.


1,Lack of Free Disk Space and RAM


When the hard drive is taken up too much space, your Mac performance drops down naturally. At least 10% of hard drive free is the basic requirement. You can find the available space at the bottom of the Finder window, or please click on the drive>Get Info (or CMD-I).


Like the Disk space, RAM is also very important to the good performance. More RAM can speed up the data processing. Magican can provide more hardware information about your Mac.


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2,Permissions Error after Upgrading


Normally speaking, Lion installer will fix permission errors after an upgrade. However, adding a third-party programs or restoring something through Time Machine may lead to permissions error.

3,Too Many Caches, Logfiles and Duplicate Files


Such files usually take up much space. Except the 3 kinds of files above, unused languages, useless binaries and the application leftover are also included. To delete them easily and quickly, we can take the help of some clean up utilities. Here is the detailed information about how to clean you Mac .


4,Lots of Start-up Items


Too many start-ups often slow down a Mac when it starts. Most people won’t notice that the programs set to start up through installation. We can disable the unwanted items in system preference. Or use Magican to close them.


5,Cluttered Icons on Desktop


Some users are lazy to tidy the files. Day by day, there are more and more icons on the desktop. It can drag down the speed dramatically.


6,Index Is Running All the Time


Spotlight is the search engine in OS X. However, the continuous indexing is the fundamental reason behind the issue.


7, Hard Drive Issue


Maybe it is the least likely reason. But it may cause the biggest problem. It is recommended to repair disk regularly to avoid disastrous issue.


8, Outdated Programs


Latest programs often run smoother and have fewer bugs. So please keep the Mac always run with the latest programs.


9, Forget to Quit Apps


Don’t forget to exit apps totally after you run them. Too many apps run at the same time will take up most CPU.




10, Malware and Virus


Although the Mac Trojan malware and virus are not common,still it’s better to check it.


Though They are just a part of the answers to“why my Mac is running slow?”, it can help most users speed up their Macs. Some apps, like Magican, can fix the errors I just mentioned.


Tips & Wiki
Importance of Check Temperature

Importance of Check Temperature

Monitoring system temperature is very important to all of Mac owners, it directly affect the reliability of your Mac, still it is also the most likely to be ignored part for majority of computer owners, generally users like to experience the temperature by hand touching, if it was not too hot to hand, then most of us will ignored it. But this high temperature will reduce the activity of CPU, GPU… Then directly lead to your Mac activity.

Cooling your Mac

Cooling your Mac

Mac will turn hot after longtime using. Most of users meet this problem, especially in summer day, high-powered Macs turns hot easily. Then it seems to bring down the Mac’s heat becomes more important in summer.

Clean system cache

Clean system cache

More and more people turn to use computer operating system as Mac OS X instead of Windows. To fully enjoy the vivid color while browsing pages online, get the funny widgets to make Mac customized, people marks Mac as funny and vogue. But one thing need to be mentioned is all those actions makes caches follow up. Although each time the generated cache just take limited space. But longtime ignoring them will cause a large number of caches. So we need to clean them on time to make sure Mac is running fast.

Select tool to clean unneeded files

Select tool to clean unneeded files

Much people have met the situation of lacking of memory since using Mac for quite a long time. To make Mac running quickly, we need clean unneeded files on time. It’s obvious difficult for a newbie to pick out useful files and unneeded files. Then they need to get help from some useful tools.

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