What Should a Mac User do in case Mac is Running Slowly

Bright Circle Technical Support observes one of the unique selling points of the Mac is that ‘it works profoundly well’ and users usually do not require spending hours updating drivers and troubleshooting problems. But, what should a user do when something on his/her Mac goes wrong? For the Mac users, OS X is equipped with number of built-in tools to help diagnose and resolve many problems. Dial Bright circle Technical Service for increasing your Mac Book speed.

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What can user do if his/her Mac is running very slow.

The first thing a user do is to access the Activity Monitor. This can be accessed by going on to the Applications > the Utilities > the Activity Monitor, present in the Finder window. Once it is opened, then user will find five different tabs, namely, CPU, Memory, Energy, Disk, and Network. Now, click on the Memory tab, then user will be taken on to a window displaying a list sequence of all processes running on your Mac, as well as a graph of memory usage. In case it’s green, then it is expected, all is good with your system.

But, in case it is amber or red, OS X is having trouble managing memory and might be the reason that user Mac is running slowly. This might be because of a memory-hogging application, and by arranging the list as per the memory usage (arrow pointing down), user might quickly identify the fault zone. Please note user should ignore processes which have “root” listed as the user, and target on those applications, which are running from user account.

Determine the memory-hogging app, select that by click on it and then click the X icon present in the toolbar to get that close. It is experienced, that Google Docs might consume a huge amount of memory, in comparison to the other processes running on users’ Mac. It’s been noticed that Docs demand 3GB+ of memory a handful of times, while the second largest process is under 1GB. Closing the Google Docs window and re-opening it generally fixes the issue and reduces the memory consumption.

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Once the app/stopped gets closed, then the memory-hogging process, then it is advised to restart users’ Mac. But, we feel that the effects must be almost instant as user have stopped the process from using too much processing power, and then, restarting a Mac might restart the processes (based on what it is) and take user back to square one. Lastly, Bright Circle Customer Services advice user that they may restart Mac, though it is optional for majority of the users.


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