12 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2013 12:59 PM by Eric Root
John Wolf Level 2 Level 2 (365 points)

I have 4GB's of RAM but as my Mac is a mid 2009 model which I bought refurbished in early 2010 I think that may be the biggest issue. Howver I wonder if I popped in 6GB's of RAM if that would do any good. 4GB's was plenty to run Snow Leopard but ML seems to make it more sluggish, especially upon boot-up and after sleep. However I will add that during operation the Mac is fine. Looking at activity monitor I see that I have 731MB's of RAM free at this time and I usualy have the following apps open.

 

Outlook

Word

Safari

iTunes

iPhoto

Messages

Quicken

Reminders

Calendar

Contacts

Notes

 

So is the problem just the age of the mac and the CPU speed? My parents have a much more modern Mac with also 4GB's of RAM and it runs far faster. Perhaps the main issue is the CPU speed. But I do not understand why the Mac is mostly sluggish on boot-up, but seems to work fine during operation.


iPhone 4S, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)