eMac extremely slow

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2007
    San Clemente
    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.

  2. macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Cuidad de México
    How much RAM does it have and what operating system are you running?
  3. macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2006
    London - UK
    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. :)
  4. macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    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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