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Old Aug 13, 2008, 11:38 AM   #1
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very slow emac

700mhz g4
1G ram
running os 10.3.9

i run macjanitor and onyx regularly but everything(firefox, itunes, everything...) seems so slow these days.

Any ideas?
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Old Aug 13, 2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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It is likely that you have the following

1) Huge Log Files
2) Incorrect Permissions
3) Damaged Files

To correct them
1) Open Applications/Utilities/Console - clear logs
2) Open Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility - repair permissions
3) Open Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility - Verify Disk

Also, considering your system, you should be running Tiger for optimal speed and efficiency.

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Old Aug 13, 2008, 12:05 PM   #3
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thanks for the suggestions

i'll get to work on those.

However I thought Tiger required a faster processor than I have.
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Old Aug 13, 2008, 12:31 PM   #4
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i'll get to work on those.

However I thought Tiger required a faster processor than I have.
No, Tiger will run on your eMac (I'm running it on my G3 iBook). It's leopard that your thinking of, which requires a 867Mhz G4 (there are ways to get around that though). If I'm not mistaken, you can still get Tiger (OS X 10.4) from Apple over the phone, but that was a few months ago.

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Old Aug 13, 2008, 12:42 PM   #5
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thanks to both of you

I'll look into upgrading to tiger
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