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    Hi all,

    I know someone mentioned it a few days ago. Been trying to find it but to no avail.

    What should I be doing on my Macbook Pro to keep it running well?
    I've had it now since June and have never run anything to keep it running on form.

    What should I be doing to ensure it's running to the best of it's ability? Any programs? Any memory dumps etc?

    Also, I'm on 4GB at the moment and got the memory here to upgrade to 8GB. Don't know why I haven't done it yet. Will it really make much of a difference. I'm not a noob when it comes to this stuff, nothing runs slow really, would it be better to wait til it did or just shut up and get it installed?

    Thanks.
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    Same here. I don't have any malware installed but my macbook (after 2 years) is super sloww now.. to the point that i can't have more than 1 youtube tab, or else the computer audio lags :/
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    Luckily mine is nowhere near that bad. Only thing I've got on mine aparently is iAntivirus and I didn't even know that was there until now.
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    Equipment: 15" Macbook Pro (Mid 2012), Traktor Pro 2, Traktor Kontrol X1, Pioneer CDJ 1000 Mk2 x 2, Pioneer DJM 700, Sennheiser HD25 Mk2 headphones.

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    Here you go guys.

    Onyx - http://www.onyxmac.com/

    Run the 'Automation' script.

    As to your question about upgrading RAM, its not as important as your drive speed would be. If you have the resources to upgrade to a SSD (or at the least a Hybrid drive) you should do it at the same time. You will be literally a few steps away from installing one when you crack open your MB to install your RAM.
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    Not that I don't trust you or anything man, what does it do?

    I'm sceptical about the reliability of SSD. I've never seen one in action so I have my doubts regardless of everyone raving about them! I'll price one up on crucial and look at getting one in the new year then.. I think it's about time I made that leap!
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    Equipment: 15" Macbook Pro (Mid 2012), Traktor Pro 2, Traktor Kontrol X1, Pioneer CDJ 1000 Mk2 x 2, Pioneer DJM 700, Sennheiser HD25 Mk2 headphones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SquireC View Post
    Luckily mine is nowhere near that bad. Only thing I've got on mine aparently is iAntivirus and I didn't even know that was there until now.
    Get rid of the antivirus you don't need it on a Mac. Macs have it built in
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    Quote Originally Posted by MYE View Post
    Get rid of the antivirus you don't need it on a Mac. Macs have it built in
    where? I don't recall antivirus being a mac thing, except the limited number of threats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYE View Post
    Get rid of the antivirus you don't need it on a Mac. Macs have it built in
    Actually, that's not true. There's no Anti virus installed as standard on Mac's.

    Generally, they don't need it though. ......there are a small number of mac virus's out there (so don't assume there's no risk at all), but the risk to you is still relatively minimal.
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    The firewall is a type of antivirus. If you are smart about what you download you don't need antivirus anyways
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    just repair disk permissions once a month
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