11 Ways to Optimize Old Mac’s Performance
We all want our Mac’s to run their very best, but sometimes it’ll require a bit of tweaking to get there. We have shown many simple tips to speed up older Macs, but for the really ancient Macs out there the site LowEndMac has posted a good read that includes eleven great tips to improve and optimize your Mac’s performance. Ranging from running programs written for the appropriate architecture, to keeping your Mac cool, they can help in some unexpected ways for those dusty Macs around the basement.
Some of the tips you will find as familiar no-brainers while others may be new to you, here are the 11 tips from LowEndMac, remember this is aimed at older versions of Mac OS X system software and not modern releases!
1: Clean Out Startup Items
2: Turn Off Bluetooth and other Unused Services
3: Clean Out Unnecessary System Preferences
4: Check out what “Build” your software is and ditch the PPC versions
5: Clean out Unnecessary Code with Monolingual
6: Ditch Languages you don’t use
7: Cool off a Mac with manual fan controlling
8: Evaluate and ditch unnecessary widgets from Dashboard
9: Keep an eye on Activity Monitor for rogue processes
10: Clean off your hard drive and ditch the junk
11: Run OnyX to clear out caches and other system clutter
We’d also recommend checking out our guide with simple tips to speed up old Macs, it is well worth a read for older Macs that want to optimize speed in Mac OS X.
Got any other speed optimization tips for old Macs? Let us know!