Several months ago, Apple confirmed the official launch of iMac Pro sales and in mid-December 2017 this sweet candy appeared at American online stores. The top iMac Pro is an incredibly powerful computer with an 18-core Xeon processor. And if Apple does not lie in its commercials – it’s the fastest Mac ever presented by the company. Nevertheless, regardless nice picture in the ads and overall Apple reputation of reliability and ease of operation, some iMac Pro users start complaining that the device crashes and freezes occasionally. If this happened to you and the whole system is slow and unresponsive that you can’t even use any keyboard or the mouse, we have prepared a few useful tips. So continue reading to learn how to troubleshoot the issue with unresponsive iMac.
Don’t forget to update your OS and apps
We highly recommend you to make sure that macOS and all the apps on the device are up to date. Regular updates are critical to fixing overall performance and compatibility flaws of the device and apps. Fortunately, Mac computers check for updates automatically and you can easily get the latest version of the programs.
Make sure there is enough system memory
If the system memory is insufficient on your device, it will run slowly because the system will try to free up the necessary memory space. The solution to the issue is simple: add up more system RAM to your Mac. It will result in improving the performance of iMac Pro and allowing you to open more apps simultaneously without any slowdown.
Spare a minute to restart your iMac Pro
Apparently, a lot of Mac users leave their devices constantly on and never turn it off unless the device restarts because of some application or system update. It would be a great idea to restart the iMac periodically in order to give it’s the chance to reset applications, memory status and reinitialize background systems and daemons. You don’t need to do it every day, however, once or twice a week seems to be a sensible compromise.
Clean your hard disk space
If there is almost no free space left on your hard drive, it will surely boost the frequency of various system freezes and slowdowns. Here are a few pieces of advice on how to clean up some extra hard disk storage:
- Find and delete duplicates using the relevant third-party apps;
- Regularly remove old files from Trash and specific application’s Trash (for example, iMovie or iPhoto);
- Archive or delete extremely large files (photos and videos);
- Archive or delete old e-mails and messages;
- Take advantage of free cloud services such as iCloud and Dropbox.
Set the duplex mode
Finally, we recommend applying some changes to the duplex mode on your iMac Pro. Initially, it is set to full-duplex, flow-control, energy-efficient-ethernet. However, the ‘energy-efficient-ethernet’ option crash of iMac Pro when transferring more than 200 gigabytes of information to the Internet via SMB protocol. To fix the issue, just change the automatic settings to full duplex and flow-control. It will increase your Internet speed and prevent the device from crashing and stalling.