“At some point or other you may start to feel that your Mac’s speed isn’t quite what it used to be,” SocialBarrel writes. “While you may be told that is normal the is only partially true – yes, it is normal that a Mac often ends up slowing down as time goes by, but that doesn’t mean that there is nothing that you can do about it.”

“There are a number of ways that you can boost the speed of a Mac – both by addressing the root cause as well as improving it,” SocialBarrel writes. “If your hard drive is full because of junk files and unnecessary apps it will start to slow down and affect the performance of your Mac as a whole. Fortunately, all you need to do to fix that is remove all the junk files from your Mac and uninstall any apps that you no longer require.”

“Too many processes running in the background can also take up valuable resources on your Mac and slow it down. To rectify that you should check what processes are running and remove the ones that aren’t required,” SocialBarrel writes. “Add more RAM to your Mac. Many older Macs may start to slow down because they have insufficient RAM to run newer apps.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Good tips. You can improve your Mac’s performance with a little maintenance and housecleaning from time to time. More RAM (max. RAM, in fact) is always recommended.