general lagging

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  1. taytho macrumors 6502

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    i know i have read a post on this somewhere.... so if someone could direct me, i would like that.

    I have a ibook g4 running tiger. I have 80g hd with 25 free gigs. 512+256 ram and recently things have just been sllooowwwiinngg ddoowwnnn oonnn mmmmeeeeee. blah.

    I just seem to be getting prolonged beach balls and things just arent snappy in anything. What can i do about this? Thanks a bunch folks.
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Repair Permissions. Make sure that your computer is recognizing all RAM.

    Check Activity Monitor to see if you have any memory leaks.

    Boot from install DVD and repair disk.
     
  3. taytho thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how do i repair permissions..... and in activity monitor... how can i tell if i have a leak?

    thanks
     
  4. eva01 macrumors 601

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    for repair permissions

    Applications >>> Utilities >>> Disk Utility

    and for activity monitor

    Look at the two images attached.

    Also Check to see how many Page Outs you have.

    If you have a lot of Page Outs, restart your machine then check to see how many page outs occur and how rapidly. If they occur rapidly you may need more RAM

    For memory leak check the Real Memory and if anything is substantially high, then you may have an issue
     

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  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    In Activity Monitor, maybe select All Processes from the drop down menu, instead of just My Processes.

    Also, a good starting tip is to create a new user account from System Preferences and see whether the issues carry across. :)
     
  6. taytho thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thank you very very much ladies and gentleman..... problem solved!
    zippy again and i am smiling again!!! woot:D
     
  7. eva01 macrumors 601

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    If you don't mind me asking, what was it that was causing the slow down?
     

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