38566 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2009 2:02 PM by calypso7
[a brody's Topic: Myths of required versus not required maintenance for Mac OS X|http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1772235] - somewhat selective on the definition of "maintenance" in my opinion, but do heed warnings about being careful and restrained in the use of utilities.
[Are the desktops cluttered with files and folders?|http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=7668937#7668937] - a definite must
[Problems from insufficient RAM and free hard disk space|http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/lackofram.html] - a definite must
Some of the below may be dated so read with reserve. The tools are handy but I would only use for specific troubleshooting. Don't suddenly run everything under the sun thinking it will cure everything. #1 is to back up before running any tool because some of them can do harm if you do the wrong thing.
[Mac OS X speed FAQ|http://www.macmaps.com/Macosxspeed.html] - general reference on performance in various Mac models
[Tips to optimize your Mac OS X experience|http://www.giantmike.com/speedX.html]
[Mac Tune-up: 34 Software Speedups|http://www.macworld.com/article/49489/2006/02/softwarespeed.html]
[52 Ways to Speed Up OS X|http://www.imafish.co.uk/articles/post/articles/130/52-ways-to-speed-up-os-x>
[Tuning Mac OS X Performance|http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/performance.html]
[11 Ways to Optimize Your Mac's Performance|http://lowendmac.com/eubanks/07/0312.html]
[The Top 7 Free Utilities To Maintain A Mac.|http://mac360.com/index.php/mac360/comments/thetop_7_free_utilities_to_maintain_amac>
[Mac OS X: System maintenance|http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=607640]
[Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance|http://www.macattorney.com/ts.html#Anchor-31774]
[Kappy's Personal Suggestions for OS X Maintenance|http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=8230024#8230024 ]
Odd, I am in the same situation, and this started about the time of last OS upgrade I think.
I have never had problems before, but now it is painful sometimes the delay that occurs.
I will be watching this with great interest. I have already run as many utilities as were freely available to me. No difference.