iMac running slow

Discussion in 'iMac' started by daansy, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I've had my mac for just over a year now & despite using it no more than 3 times a week I'm finding it running slower all the time. I currently have Football Manager, Word, Safari and Mail open but when I type on Word or click on my game there always appears to be a delay.
    I have a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory: 4GB 1333MHz DDR3

    Running 10.7.4 of Mac OS X

    Any advice/clues?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Page outs: 4.9MB
    Swap used: 38.3MB
     
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    oililymad

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    You need more RAM
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Not necessarily, as those are quite low numbers, unless the numbers were taken after a restart and not after a day of typical usage.

    But more RAM can almost always help, especially with a hog like Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
     
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    oililymad

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    I stick the RAM pie chart from activity monitor in the dock when I suspect more RAM is needed. Can see ( assuming its accurate) whats being used real time
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is installing RAM relatively easy for iMacs?
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, if you have a pre 2012 21.5" iMac or any 27" iMac, all you need is a screwdriver to unscrew the bottom plate for access to the RAM slots for those pre 2012 iMacs.
    iFixIt has guides for you: http://www.ifixit.com/Device/iMac_Intel
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers for your help guys. I've purchased 8GB RAM.
     

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