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How Do I “speed Up” Mojave On My iMac?

Since I installed Mojave on my iMAC, the speed of accessing anything has slowed down considerably. My iMAC has 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7, with 8 GB memory. . Mojave version 10.14. Do I need more memory???

THANKS.
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Teri

Comments: 6 Responses to “How Do I “speed Up” Mojave On My iMac?”

    6 months ago

    How long ago did you install it? If it has only been a day or less, then perhaps it is still completing the initial clean-up and re-indexing of the files on the drive? Also downloads and a big Time Machine backup.

    Of course if you are in the practice of shutting down your Mac when you are not using it, you could extend this period for a long time since the iMac never gets “down time” to perform all of these tasks.

    If it has been a while, and you aren’t shutting it down, then it could be an app or process you have on your Mac that is slowing it down. You’ll need to take stock and think about (and look) at what you have going on. If you put some detective work into it and you still can’t figure it out, then perhaps a firsthand look by an expert is needed, like the Genius Bar.

    Teri
    6 months ago

    THANKS!!! It’s been installed for a long time. I do not shut down computer very often, maybe once a week, so I suspect there is something wrong. I must go to Genius Bar.

    JF
    6 months ago

    There’s a lot of discussion online on what to do if Mojave is slowing down a Mac, and a lot of discussion on downgrading from it.

    6 months ago

    JF: The thing is, there is always a lot of discussion whenever a new version of macOS comes out, about how it is slowing down peoples’ Macs. Every year. Every time. Part of it is people not waiting for things like I mention in my first comment above. Another aspect is the squeaky-wheel thing — no one posts that their Mac is performing the “same as before” or “maybe slightly faster.”

    Chris
    6 months ago

    I always buy an Imac with 50% of the max RAM capacity. This increases operational speed. Otherwise any memory upgrade involves scrapping a memory board. That throws money away. It also shows exactly the type of board to purchase to grow memory again.

    Chris
    6 months ago

    I find that clearing history, cookies and caches in Safari can help.History is right under Safari at the top and clearing cookies & caches is in Safari Preferences under the privacy tab. Selecting “Remove all” cleans all of it out. It’s like an enema for your machine.

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