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very slow emac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by daveychu, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    700mhz g4
    1G ram
    running os 10.3.9

    i run macjanitor and onyx regularly but everything(firefox, itunes, everything...) seems so slow these days.

    Any ideas?
  2. TEG
    macrumors 604


    It is likely that you have the following

    1) Huge Log Files
    2) Incorrect Permissions
    3) Damaged Files

    To correct them
    1) Open Applications/Utilities/Console - clear logs
    2) Open Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility - repair permissions
    3) Open Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility - Verify Disk

    Also, considering your system, you should be running Tiger for optimal speed and efficiency.

  3. macrumors newbie

    thanks for the suggestions

    i'll get to work on those.

    However I thought Tiger required a faster processor than I have.
  4. macrumors 68020


    No, Tiger will run on your eMac (I'm running it on my G3 iBook). It's leopard that your thinking of, which requires a 867Mhz G4 (there are ways to get around that though). If I'm not mistaken, you can still get Tiger (OS X 10.4) from Apple over the phone, but that was a few months ago.

  5. macrumors newbie

    thanks to both of you

    I'll look into upgrading to tiger

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