Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 8:56 PM (in response to Gizmo Guy)
First make a back-up. It is best to have time machine and a separate bootclone to cover all possible scenarios.
A SafeBoot may help, it clears cache files among other things.
Periodically running DiskUtility to verify disk ( and repair if necessary,) and repair permissions can help.
RAM is cheap right now if you can upgrade.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 9:32 PM (in response to Gizmo Guy)
If you don't back up, it doesn't matter whether your computer runs fast or not, because you're eventually going to lose all your data. But to answer your question, there is no software that will make it run faster.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 12:30 AM (in response to Kotaks)
I already use CCleaner and I have IDefrag App but when I try to run the IDefrag app it gets stuck. I think this had something to do with re-claiming my Bootcamp partition because it shows a lot of red (fragments) when I try to run it.MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 12:53 AM (in response to leroydouglas)
I regularly use DiskUtility to verify my disk and everything is fine in that respect plus I'm only using 30% of my HardDrive. I just upgraded my ram to 8gigs from 4.MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 12:57 AM (in response to Gizmo Guy)
Wouldn't it make more sense to find out why you're seeing the spinning wheel before trying to fix it. For instance CCLeaner: It remove caches. Caches make your Mac run faster. You only delete them if you have a cache problem. So do you have one? If not why are you removing these elements that speed up your Mac?
But as Linc says, it's all a bit pointless if you don't have a back up. You're using apps you don't understand to do things to your Mac that you don't understand. You're going to do damage and lose data.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 2:16 AM (in response to Gizmo Guy)
- I suggest changing your HDD to SSD, this will deninately work
- again as the other members said (run disk utility, verify disk periodically, open activity monitor and close all application that use higher (%CPU) <100
- piece of advice , run ADT by restarting while press on alt+D same time (maybe you have problem with RAM or HDD) and keep monitor the Temperature by downloading Temperature guage from app store (big influence)
all these and keep in mind you have to have a back up for your data just in case!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 4:53 AM (in response to maharitho)
I use Onyx and iDefrag with great resuts. My MBP after two years still runs like new. I run Onyx once a month and iDefrag every three months more or less.