soooo sloooow.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kobushi, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. Kobushi macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a G4 powermac here that's giving me some issues lately. I can't put my finger on exactly when it started, but I know I didn't install anything that would have caused it (unless it was an Apple update).

    The problem: It's doing certain tasks insanely slow. I first noticed when I tried to put it to sleep, it stares at me for about a minute before it dozes off. Now when I go into system prefs and click on sharing, it takes a good 5 minutes before it comes up. The other prefs and apps seems to act normal. I'm running 10.3.9 and I've tried just a good old fashioned reboot to no avail. Any thoughts?
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Try repairing permissions and running the periodic scripts.
     
  3. Kobushi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Let's see that's a disk utility thing, right? Ok yeah, I see it. What's this periodic scripts?
     
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    How much hard drive space is left on the drive that the OS resides on? You should have at least 8GB for best performance.
     
  6. Kobushi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The OS is on the 80GB stock drive and it's only 50% full. I keep all my junk on a secondary drive. I thought maybe more RAM as I'm also running on the 512MB stock...but that shouldn't affect these 2 particulars should it? I can still run multiple apps without any problems. Notwithstanding, I plan to get a gig when I can afford it.

    Thanks for the script info, I shall check it out.
     
  7. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    You might also like to look at the Activity Monitor utility and see what's sucking up the resources.
     
  8. Kobushi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Weird. nothing really uses any CPU power. That makes sense as I can still function normally in other apps while I'm waiting for system prefs. However, system prefs does go red and "hang"....I wonder if it's looking for something that isn't there......
     

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