Macintosh OS/Mac speed slow down


I just installed OS 10.8.2. Yep it slowed down some. Any tip, trick etc to help get back some speed? thanks

You do not mention the Mac Model. You do not list the RAM. Was it an upgrade or clean install?
A new computer would be the best choice.

Adding more RAM would be the first and best option.   is preferred.
Using Activity Monitor can show if it may help.

A larger, faster hard drive would be second option. Solid State Drive is an option

There are maintenance utilities that may or may not help.

iDefrag may or may not help.

You can find MacTechSupport articles at my site
Specifically, the Mountain Lion articles on MacWorld

You can Google for "speed up"  (limits results to

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David Anders


Seattle - The Computer Guy - 15 yr veteran Mac/PC/network problem solving. Clients are design firms, artists, freelancers and photographers. PLEASE PLEASE provide EXACT info for Mac Model and OS Version. RAM installed - added cards - external devices - recent changes. Do you do MONTHLY MAINTENANCE? With what Utility? What you have tried and what result do you want.


First computer experience 1969. Worked in 3 computer stores. Setup First Mac and First IBM-PC.

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