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I would recommend restoring the device once and not installing any app for a day to two to recalibrate the battery and diagnose any battery related issues. After that follow the steps given by @Ebe. I normally install an app and check if it decimates my battery before installing another one.


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To keep it simple: Limit the time spent connected to the Internet Kill open apps when you don't need them Disable push notifications for apps that don't need immediate response.


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Personally I would avoid deleting system files and have other software do this for you. I would recommend the following Tools: Onyx: It cleans cache files, etc. and runs maintenance scripts Monolingual: Delete unnecessary language files Also have a look at the answers to this question.


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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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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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kernel_task is, in effect, 'the operating system'. Every process hangs from it, it's at the top of the entire tree of what processes are running on your machine. Run Activity Monitor [Applications > Utilities] From the View menu select 'All Processes, Hierarchically' Switch to the memory tab Click the Memory column until the arrow points down You can now ...


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From personal experience, the resolution has little impact of the 5 aspects listed. However, for me, there's a 6th and this seems to be affected quite a lot. Namely myself. I find that tiny fonts will make my eyes squint and I need to use more brainpower to read StackExchange questions, leaving a little less available to understand some of the remarkable ...


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I found an article that suggests some troubleshooting steps, I'll summarize it here: Test the drive: copy some files to find out if your read / write speeds are normal. This will help you rule out your internal or server drive. Check the drive for errors: Again, you can check internal and server drives for errors (bad blocks, permission problems). Run a ...


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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 had exactly this same problem upon upgrading to Mavericks. Unfortunately, you're going to find that 4GB is on the knife's edge of barely being able to run the system at all - note how you already have compressed memory despite not running anything. Apple needs to be smacked around for this, but unfortunately, it is what it is. The first thing you need to ...


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I too experience this issue, adding more RAM will fix this problem. SSD is not necessary.


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Your setup looks quite reasonable so there's nothing hardware to update. You should definitely launch Onyx and do all the cleaning + do every checkbox proposed in automation. In addition, I would install Magican, remove any redondant files and uninstall unused software. At last, Yosemite transparency effect eats up a lot of memory and power. You can ...


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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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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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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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