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Adblock runs against every frame in the page. This is probably not all of your problem, but it is significant, at least it was for me. Switch to ublock and you should see a difference. Read the advanced docs and graduate to the the firewall style usage of this tool, and you will be very pleased.


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It's not all about your device. It could be the games problem, just check your internet stuff then look further into the problems within the game's code. I'm not some master coder or anything so I can't really help you more than this.


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Honestly, it is a waste not to have an SSD as an internal drive in a MacBook (or any computer in general), you will understand it once you have one. Of course, the speed of your internal drive has absolutely nothing to do with that of external ones. The latter is only governed by the respective bus speed they are connected to.


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Using internal SSD will make your system faster overall, including access to peripherals. With that said, you might or might not notice the access speed change to external HDD. That would depend how busy the resources was/is. System will still use the RAM as means to communicate between the disks. Assuming you have no bottleneck there, next possible slow ...


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Adding another monitor cannot be anything other than more resource-intensive - every pixel takes resources to drive it & draw to it. The 15" Retina screen resolution is 2880 x 1800 A standard 27" screen is 2560 x 1440 - almost doubling the number of pixels you're asking the machine to draw. A 27" Retina 5k screen is 5120 x 2880 - almost four times the ...


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Using Google delegates definitely caused the high-CPU problem with me. The simple solution is to: Uncheck the delegation w/in Calendar's Account info window (as indicated by the UPDATE above) Change your Google calendar sharing by selecting the desired calendar(s) within the Google Sync Settings page: https://www.google.com/calendar/syncselect Making ...


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In your case probably a upgrade to SATA 3 SSD (internal) would do the most. AFIK your model supports it, and you will get up to 6 Gb/s R/W speeds and combined with RAM upgrade would get you what you want. Adding a external drive to expand the storage if needed, the one would use the Thunderbolt SSD. Find out if your Model supports the SATA 3 SSD before ...


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Apple fixed this problem in the Yosemite 10.10.3 update. Image Capture Extension no longer has the memory leak.


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Personally, I wouldn't risk buying anything that is not explicitly supported. You may run into problems in the long term if the memory modules draw too much power or are too fast/slow. You may want to check corsair.com/en-us/…, a 2x8GB memory module pack with 11-11-11-30 CAS timing (that is, CL=11, as Apple recommends). Corsair states that their "memory ...


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Setting aside any concerns that you won't realize much gain - just buy the RAM from a vendor that will back up the use you intend and/or offer pre-sales assistance to ensure you don't need to return product that works fine but is installed in the wrong Mac. I can't vouch for that particular model, but the Mac logic boards are now easily identified by ...


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I had the exact same thing but none of the suggestions had shed any light on the situation. After an hour of searching I decided to apply an old trick, which resolved the issue completely: repaired all disk permissions with Disk Utility rebooted in Safe Mode (holding shift while rebooting) rebooted again in Normal Mode Hope that helps anyone.


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Issues with Wi-Fi are notoriously difficult to diagnose. It's possible that there's increased traffic in the area for some untold reason, causing contention, and forcing the connection to fall to a lower MCS index (lower indexes deal better with interference, but result in lower performance, which is what you're seeing). Often the issues go away on their ...


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Maybe someone else is using your internet? If your network is password protected, probably not. It could also be a virus, in which you should download an antivirus such as ClamXav(available in the app store).


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I can't comment specifically on the Contrast setting, however there are various defaults you can enable from the terminal that will speed things up - specifically window "show" delays. Browse some of these scripts: https://gist.github.com/brandonb927/3195465 https://gist.github.com/maxfenton/c5a316f4254d27b18cf3 You will find various commands to reduce ...


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I'm sure this won't work for everyone, but for me all I did was bring up display preferences and change it to mirror my displays, then changed it back to separate displays. WindowServer's CPU dropped immediately from about 80% to 10%.


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I am coming back to post my personal experiences, after having upgrade a bunch of macs (many 2008-2011 models) to mavericks and Yosemite. It's true that both Mavericks and Yosemite are performing way better than the previous lions OS's. Although I have heard people complain that after upgrading their mac became slow, I believe that this is not because the ...



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