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Decrease RAM frequency for older computer [closed]

Does anyone know any software to decrease RAM frequency. I heard about Typhoon Burner, however I am looking for free solution to match speed of 8500s 1066mhz from DDR with speed of 1666mhz. I know ...
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Slow internet only on my mac - same ethernet gets 100mbs on other laptop

Wondering if someone could help me diagnose a network problem. My Macbook pro running OSX seems to have a connection bottleneck. I have 100mbs on my other laptop but when I take the same Ethernet ...
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Troubleshooting slow mac

We've got a Macbook which we are looking to replace its a 2008 alu unibody model with the 2.0 GHz CPU. Rcently Ie noticed it is running really slow. I run quite a few programs at the same time on it ...
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Very slow computer; strange console messages

I have an iMac running OS X and since yesterday my processor has been working hard for no particular reason. The computer hangs for a few minutes, then I can work again, then it hangs, etc. Here are ...
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Why has my Mac become so slow? (And how do I start to answer that?)

Over the past few months, many things on my MacBook Pro have become unbearably slow. Often application switching or opening a new tab in Chrome will take up to 10 or 15 seconds. Obviously, no one ...
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How to slowdown my internet connection to simulate 3G, WIFI, etc?

I wonder how can I slowdown my internet connection to test my application (not web application)? If I were at the browser I would use this, but that is not the case. I want to test cocoa/cocoa-touch ...
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1answer
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roughly how much faster is a MacBook pro 13“ (the basic) compared to the basic 13” MacBook air [closed]

Im looking at buying a MacBook over the summer and have been looking at two different models, the Air and Pro models above, does anyone know roughly how much faster (or slower) the Pro will be ...
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Clean install in Mac OS X make it faster?

So I know that clean installing an OS is the best way to make computer runs faster. I know that sometimes this is the case too for Linux/Mac OSX. My question is, is this the case if I restore all my ...
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Fix degraded SSD performance on Mac without full erase

I bought one of Intel's SSD a few months back. When I bought it I could easily reach the advertised speed but after a few months it has degraded very badly. Most any action that requires writing to ...
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3answers
646 views

2 keyboard shortcut questions in OS X Snow Leopard

1) How can I delete a file via keyboard shortcut? 2) How can I lock my screen via keyboard shortcut?
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How do I see the negotiated wireless speed in Windows 7 and OS X

In Windows XP when I connected to a network it would list the speed at which I connected, e.g. 54 mbps, 11 mbps, etc. Where can I see the same information in in either Windows 7 or OS X? Since ...
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Software way to cool down an old MacBook Pro

First a little background: I've got lots of computers, including Linux PCs and two MacBook Pro (and a MacMini). My concern is with my 'old' MacBookPro (Core Duo). It really does overheat. Warranty is ...
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457 views

Mac download speed keeps decreasing

I have a Mac that is getting extremely low connection speed from my WiFi. The other 3 computers in this house have a fast connection. However, on this Mac, once I connect to WiFi it's fast, but as ...
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Why is downloading on my Mac seven times slower than on my PC?

I've been working on trying to get my Mac up to speed on the net, and am experiencing some very strange results. First of all, webpages load slow on my Mac. Speedtest says Mac OS X 10.5 ...
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Quickly Empty Trash in Mac OS X

Emptying the trash in OS X can be a long process, especially If you have lots of items (like me). This is after 5 minutes: Is there a way to quickly empty the trash, or make the process a whole lot ...
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How can I see how fast data is being transferred in Mac OS X?

Is there a simple way to measure how the upload or download speed of data leaving my computer, like when I'm backing up the computer, or uploading large files through a browser? If so, how can I do ...