Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Upgrading hardware to improve performance, part of Speeding Up and Maintaining Your Mac.
- The first time your computer starts running slowly…because it's not powerful enough…for the software that you're using…you're probably going to start wondering…if you can upgrade part of your computer.…Upgrading can be a good way of speeding up your system.…It's much less expensive than buying a whole new computer…and sometimes it can solve your speed problems…But keep in mind Macs are not always designed…for upgrade ability.…Depending on which Mac you have…there probably are some upgrade options…but they will be limited.…If possible it's best to buy your Mac…with the hardware that you'll need from the start.…
But let's talk about what options you do have.…For a lot of people…the RAM is going to be the only upgrade option you have…so let's start there.…The good news is…that a RAM upgrade is usually fairly affordable…and it can quickly fix a lot of speed issues.…RAM is definitely the most common upgrade…for speeding up a Mac.…Generally you can take your Mac to an Apple store…or a shop that specializes in Apple service…
- 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.