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The only thing I can see which might help is freeing some space on your hard drive. With the lack of free space OS X won’t be able to make use of Virtual Memory as efficiently as it should, or possibly at all. I’m not 100% sure about Yosemite, but I’ve experienced a big performance hit on previous OS X releases when the OS can’t allocate as much RAM as it ...


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Looking just at the big parts You shouldn't touch anything in /private, as these are files used by OSX. Removing unneeded drivers from /Library/Printers shouldn't pose a problem (I only have the Canon drivers for the model I'm actually using in there) .../iTunes/iTunes Media/Mobile Applications contains all the apps you've ever purchased. You can, if you ...


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Sorry, the MacBook Pro processor is soldered on and removing it would likely destroy the logic board. I still have a 2009 MacBook Pro and it's fine, not to say that I wouldn't want a newer MacBook, though. Btw: Get an SSD for it. Replacing the hard drive with one cut boot up time in half for me. I personally recommend Intel.


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These are the steps I would generally recommend: Backup Run Disk Utility from the Recovery Partition (press cmd+R at startup) Run Onyx Reinstall OS X (e.g. from recovery partition) Clean reinstall OS X (i.e. wipe partition, install OS X, restore backup) After each step, see if you get better results. In your case I think you have a very decent machine ...


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Looking at your data - your storage has to be performing horribly. SSD HD: 245/249.77 GB Used To fix this: Make a bootable backup and test it (or make sure your Time Machine or off-site backup is solid and you know how to restore / how long that will take) Make a new user account Delete your main user account and let the Users & Groups preference ...


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I can just give information to a few of the locations you specify. I wouldn't bother with the files under /var - even if you can delete them the system will recreate them. There are a few apps in the appstore which can cleanup cache files maybe one of these can help with part of your question. I used ccleaner - but they all seem to have similar ...



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