DIY TIPS to Improve MacBook Performance? (Part 2)
3: Swap Old Hard Drive with an SSD
Switching to a solid-state drive, commonly known as SSD, is another way to boost up the performance of your beloved MacBook. You will be amazed to see how this maneuver can turn the tables around for you. If your MacBook bears a 500GB drive, you can replace it with the 500GB Samsung 850 EVO, it completely depends on you.
You can easily find Samsung SATA-to-USB cable kit and SSD at any of the reputable online stores and that too at affordable price. In case, you lack the skills to replace the old drive in your MacBook, then you can always count on OxfordLaptopsRepairs.co.uk whose experts are known for their ability when it comes to laptops repairs in Oxford.
Even if you replace the old hard drive yourself it won’t take you much time to complete the entire procedure. The only tough task for you is to open those four torx screws that are holding your old hard drive, but with the right screwdriver it won’t be an issue.
4: Reduce Boot Up Applications
In case, your MacBook is too slow to start, then the issue is perhaps it has too many apps to open at startup that is preventing the OS from loading in a timely fashion. It happens when several default apps automatically open at the boot up.
You can get rid of this issue simply by accessing System Preferences, then going to Users & Groups and clicking the Login Items tab to view the list of all the apps that open automatically at the start. Select the apps you don’t want to view at startup, then hit the minus-sign button at the bottom of the list of apps to discard them.
5: Add More Memory
Adding more memory to your MacBook can remarkably speed it up. All you have to do is find the right type of memory that is suitable for your model without paying much heed to brand just the way you did it while replacing the old hard drive.
But ensure that you are buying the right type and amount in order to get your desired speed. You can gain some useful tips to replace the memory from a handy support page that Apple has created to guide customers on replacing the memory.
Or remove the screws located at the bottom of your MacBook to open you laptop and remove the existing memory and add a new module.
You can take out the old memory module by sliding it outwards, then install the new module by lining up its bottom notch with the slot before pushing it in until you hear clicks. Once the memory module sets in, then put the back panel of your MacBook back in its place.