The performance of your computer is not always dependent on the power of its hardware, especially if to speak about Mac. High level of optimization of “hard” and “soft” Apple computers provides the opportunity to regularly run on relatively weak hardware for months without requiring a reboot. But sometimes Mac is beginning to suffer from loss of speed when running, even not too demanding tasks. Usually, this problem stems from a load of RAM, which requires a reset.
The first thing to do in such situations — this banal reboot. Because RAM is volatile and, therefore, stops running and maintenance work of all running tasks when power is removed. In other words, thus we reset the cached data and reduce the load on working memory. This method, despite its simplicity, is quite effective, but there are more efficient solutions to reset RAM.
What if Mac started to slow down
The method in question assumes a minimal familiarity with the Terminal. But if to boast the presence of those you can’t, don’t worry. Just follow the instructions below:
- Fire up Terminal on your Mac. Typically, it is stored in the folder “Other” in LaunchPad.
- Enter the Terminal command “sudo purge” (without the quotes);
- If necessary, confirm the password that you use to log in to your Mac.
Cleaning only takes a few seconds, after which the computer memory is cleared and, logically, it will begin to work faster.
Do not worry, this action is absolutely safe for your Mac and is not able to hurt him. And since only cleared RAM, no important file will not be lost.