Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Resetting NVRAM (PRAM), part of Speeding Up and Maintaining Your Mac.
- Here's a very simple troubleshooting measure…that can help with speed issues on a Mac.…Resetting the PRAM, also known as the NVRAM.…PRAM is a component on your Mac…that stores small configuration settings…even when the computer is turned off or restarted.…Your computer accesses these setting when it starts up.…These setting include things like Volume settings,…Screen resolution and…which disk is your default Startup disk.…Occasionally, minor problems or corruptions…can arise with the PRAM.…When this happens, you might find…that your computer takes longer to start up.…
Or it might be exhibiting some other unusual problems.…In this case, the fix is to reset the PRAM…and here's how you do it.…Find these four keys on your keyboard,…Option, Command, P, and R.…You're going to need to hold down all four…of these keys at the same time,…which can be awkward.…You'll probably need two hands.…Starting with the computer off,…hold these four keys down and…then hit the power button to turn the computer on.…Now it's ok to hit the power button…
- Identify factors that can affect the speed of your Wi-Fi connection.
- Recognize the difficulty in upgrading the processor on an iMac desktop.
- List the keys you need to press and hold to reset the PRAM.
- Identify the steps you should take to access the Application Support Folder.
- Name the program you would use to see which programs are taking up your processor power.
- Recognize which color in the Memory Pressure graph indicates that you have enough memory resources available.