2007 20 inch IMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jmccray, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. jmccray macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2008
    ok, here's the deal. I have a 2007 20 inch iMac that has gotten really slow. I will replace it next year when Mac OS X Lion comes out with the 27 inch model. But what should I do to speed this thing up until then. I called a couple stores about adding an SSD and they said it would be about $500. Is there anything else I can do? Thanks!
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    What model is it, white or aluminum? How much ram do you have? What are you using it for?
  3. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    In addition what size is the internal HD and how much available space does it have?
  4. jmccray thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2008

    It's a 2GHz intel core 2 duo with 4GB RAM. 250GB HDD with 100GB space left. It's aluminum and I just use it for Internet, iPhoto stuff. iTunes. Nothing heavy at all. But it's just so slow now. Everything takes 7 or 8 "bounces" to even open.
  5. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    First of all, try OnyX. I would also perform a clean install of OS X
  6. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    it really should not be that slow with a core 2 duo and 4 gb ram it should be flying through these basic things you do , i would first repair permissions , as that can cause the slow down , and yes onyx is a good tool to clear out all the "dust"and cobwebs" you collect over time on the harddrive , i also would do a full hardware test if everything is function as it's supposed to function , for example bad sectors on the hdd or ram on its last legs ...can slow down a Mac noticeably

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