eMac extremely slow

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by kinai-ahi, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    My eMac is extremely slow and Im plagued with the colorful "beachball"....any suggestion to clean it up and make it work more efficiently??

    I always keep it on and rarely put it to sleep, so that it can do its nightly cycle.

    Thanks..
     
  2. macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Cuidad de México
    #2
    How much RAM does it have and what operating system are you running?
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    London - UK
    #3
    I had this problem when I had only the 256mb RAM it came pre-installed with. It seemed to be getting progressively slower. I found upgrading it to 768mb of RAM was a massive boost in speed and apps opened a LOT faster. iPhoto was one of the apps that opened a lot quicker. Now I have a gig of ram, but the extra RAM from 768mb hardly ever gets used... I would recommend getting more RAM. :)
     
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    KingYaba

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    #4
    Do not the stock hard-drives operate at 5400 RPM? Most if not all the HD replacements for the eMac run at 7200 so that could increase your responsiveness as well.
     

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