Late 08 MacBook slowing

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  1. llrickman

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    I have a late 08 Macbook that seems to be freezing/slowing down a little more than before. Are there any programs out there that work well to clean up and make it work a little better?

    I have 4gb ram . 1TB hard drive that's been in for at least two years

    It still works well but i don't remember seeing the spinning wheel as much as i do now

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  2. chris

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    I would recommend using Disk Utilities (Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility) to repair permissions. Over time and with each installation, I've found these can be off. If you are looking for a tool to clean up your Mac, I highly recommend CleanMyMac 2. I've used it for years and it does a great job. I use it more to free up disk space, removing files that I no longer need.

    What operating system are you running?
     
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  3. Griffinaz

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    Great suggestions Chris.
     
  4. llrickman

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    Mavericks. All updates have been done.
     
  5. chris

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    Have you repaired permissions?
     
  6. llrickman

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    No Chris I haven't. I really haven't done anything to it in years.
     
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    In addition to using Disk Utilities to repair utilities, you can also verify and repair the HD itself. I repair permissions and the disc occasionally on my 2010 MBP and it seems to help.

    I also recommend CleanMyMac as a handy tool. I also use Onyx (free) to periodically run clean up and diagnostic checks. It's a bit more complicated than CleanMyMac but I only use a few of its basic features.
     
  8. llrickman

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    Repaired permissions yesterday and it seemed to make a difference.

    Checked the drive it was fine
     

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