“If your Mac is as slow as molasses or you’re seeing the dreaded spinning beach ball of death a lot, it’s time to do some sleuthing,” Melissa Holt writes for The Mac Observer.
“Of course, slowness can often be attributed to age — just because your 2010 MacBook Air can run Yosemite doesn’t mean that’s gonna work out amazingly well for you — but even so, it’s best to figure out what’s going on,” Holt writes. “To that end, let’s start troubleshooting the three most common causes of sad, slow Macs!”
• A lot of people misunderstand what RAM is and how it works.
• If you get too low on free space on your disk, performance will suffer.
• Something’s wrong with your startup disk.
All three points above discussed in-depth and what to do about each in the full article here.
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