My Dual 1.25 G4 Is Now Very Slow

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mr. Anderson, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    It doesn't seem to be a disk issue, and I'm thinking it might be memory related, but I'm not sure.

    Here is a screen capture from the terminal - notice all the memory usage is negative, is this right?
    And does anyone have an idea what might be the problem and fix?



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  2. TrenchMouth macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2002
    gonna need a little more info...

    how about a full terminal top shot, so we can see the amount of memory, the processes that are running and all that good stuff.

    when did this start happening? have you checked your energy settings to make sure your processors are running at "highest" and not reduced or automatic?

    install anything lately that corresponds to the slowness starting?

    i am not sure about the negative memory thing...but i am sure someone here has some input
  3. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
    Open activity viewer and see what processes are running, how many threads and what CPU %.

    Also what amount of RAM and OS version are you using, typically with each major update (like 10.2-10.3) requires a slight bit more of RAM to run smoothly. OSX loves to cache stuff, so if your HD is full or hasnt been "cleaned or defragged etc, if you think it needs to" in a while, that could be a problem too.

    When you notice the slowdown check activity viewer for the app using the most CPU %
  4. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    seems like it might be a disk issue - things were getting a bit warm

    and the core temp is pegged at 149° - so there might be hardware issues as well.

  5. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    I'm assuming it's been rebooted and you still have the problem?

    I'd also not rule out that it's feeling a little jealous that you've been drooling over Apple's new Dual dual-core G5's at the website. Clear your Safari cache and things might get better as well. :p
  6. Lucky8 macrumors regular


    May 18, 2005
    I think she knows the new quad core PM G5s are out. :p

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