What to do when your iMac is Slow – Apple Support South Africa
Is your iMac running slow? ZA Support Apple expert provides quick and easy steps to speed up your Mac and increase your iMac’s performance.
Here are 3 simple steps to speed up your iMac. There are many things that may be causing your iMac to slow down. However, you should be able to perform these basic steps to speed and clean up your iMac. Whether, it is a new El Capitan operating system upgrade or a newer version of your operating system that caused your iMac to slow down these steps will be able to help!
The first step in making sure your iMac doesn’t slow down necessarily is to make sure that you have enough iMac storage memory available. If you are running short on iMac storage space there is generally going to be a problem when you are trying to improve the performance of your machine. The easiest way to find out how much space your have left on your Mac is to go into disk utility located in the utilities folder. DO NOT erase anything from here it is just to give you an indication of how things are performing. As a rule of thumb you don’t want less than 10-15% of your total iMac drive full.
Once you have erased some space if needed on your iMac the next step will be to check your activity monitor for iMac RAM memory usage. This can also be found in the utilities folder. What you are looking for is to see how much iMac RAM memory is being used currently. The only challenge is that this is a point in time view of how much iMac RAM memory you are using. So, if the iMac is slow and for some reason at the time you check it the activity monitor doesn’t show you that the iMac RAM memory is being overused then you won’t know that this is a potential problem. From research it is suggested that you don’t want more than 50% of your iMac RAM memory being used at any given time. The suggestion here would be to upgrade your RAM if it is a contributor to the iMac being slow.
Erase your trash bin! It sounds like such a simple thing however, you need to empty the items that you have deleted. You would not believe how many times you will find that one deletes files and they are not emptied out of the trash bin!
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