Usually you do not require putting in the extra effort to keep up your Mac’s performance as Mac machines are fast, reliable, and keep themselves up-to-date by running automated scripts regularly.
However, there are various reasons that can eat up your system performance and consequently drag down the performance of your Mac. Below mentioned are some of the primary causes responsible for slowing down your Mac system:
Corrupt Preference Files : Applications having corrupt preference files tend to make your system slow. The preference files may get corrupt due to a number of reasons, such as virus attack, disgraceful shutdown of the Mac system etc.
Numerous Widgets on Dashboard : As the widgets occupy system memory, having too many widgets on your dashboard will significantly decrease the performance of your machine. You can use the Active Monitor to verify the memory usage of widgets.
Cache, Log, and Temporary Files : Various caches, log files, and temporary items keep accumulating over time as the Mac usage increases. These unnecessary files take up huge space on your Mac hard drive, which sometimes leads to slow Mac behavior.
Wrong Firmware : Keeping firmware up-to-date is essential for proper functioning of your Mac system. If you are using wrong firmware, it can cause various issues making your Mac comparatively slower.
Applications running in the Background : All applications running in the background or the applications not closed properly increase CPU usage of your Mac system. Some applications even have memory leakage issues. This might consume a lot of memory.
There are certain ways through which you can considerably speed up your Mac machine. Try to perform the following actions to optimize slow Mac.
Stellar Speedup Mac is an efficient solution to clean up your Mac system by completely removing all unwanted large files, caches, universal binaries, trashes, leftovers, unused applications, widgets, etc. The software uses robust algorithms to search for the unnecessary and redundant data in the Mac system and allows users to perform a selective Mac cleanup.
1. Speedup Mac
‘Speedup Mac’ module allows optimizing the performance of a slow Mac by easily removing all caches, logs and unwanted files, such as System Junks, Universal Binaries, Trashes, Leftovers, Duplicate Files, Language Files, Large unused Files, etc. from the system. The 'Speedup Mac' options works on the Mac boot volume.
2. Clean My Mac
‘Clean My Mac’ module enables to find all large files, duplicate files, universal binaries, language files, etc. present in a specific Mac volume and optimizes Mac performance by completely removing off these files from the volume.