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speeding up Mountain Lion

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refik Calculating status...
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Dec 17, 2012 12:22 PM

Is there a way to increase speed of M.Lion?

or

Defragment Files?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)
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    Dec 17, 2012 12:25 PM (in response to refik)

    How much RAM do you have installed? More RAM is always good if your machine can support it. How much hard drive space do you have free?

     

    The system defragments many files automatically - generally there's no additional need or benefit in doing so.

     

    Matt

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,615 points)
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    Dec 17, 2012 12:26 PM (in response to refik)

    Please be more specific? ML is extremely fast however your problem may be that your system does not have adequate RAM. ML minimum specifications are 2GB of RAM, however most users on this forum recommend 4GB or more. I'd recommend reading

     

    Using Activity Monitor to read System Memory and determine how much RAM is being used

     

    located at:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1342

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Dec 17, 2012 12:32 PM (in response to refik)

    Hello,

     

    So we know more about it...

     

    At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac, then click on More Info, then click on Hardware> and report this upto but not including the Serial#...

     

    Hardware Overview:

     

    Model Name: iMac

    Model Identifier: iMac7,1

    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz

    Number Of Processors: 1

    Total Number Of Cores: 2

    L2 Cache: 4 MB

    Memory: 6 GB

    Bus Speed: 800 MHz

    Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03

    SMC Version (system): 1.21f4

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,615 points)
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    Dec 17, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to refik)

    250MB is almost nothing for free RAM. I'd recommend installing additional RAM if your system has the ability. Exactly what year and model iMac do you have. It may be about to accomodate up to 32GB of RAM if it is a 2010, 2011 or 2012 model.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Dec 17, 2012 11:12 PM (in response to refik)

    If you could answer my other post I could likely show you your better/cheaper options than having it done.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 12:14 AM (in response to refik)

    refik wrote:

     

    Thanks for the tip

    Have space for 4 more GB. Is it a "DIY" or must go to Apple service?

    It is a DIY and go to Crucial.com and use there memory finder system to get the correct RAM for your model Mac.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 11:44 AM (in response to refik)

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