Advice regarding an issue with Mavericks on a 3 month old iMac

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by MatLane, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. MatLane macrumors 6502a

    MatLane

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    #1
    I recently bought a brand new iMac 27 inch almost maxed out....and it has been a screamer...up until i installed mavericks when it first came out.

    Not only permission hell..

    It has became impossible to launch any program almost after logging in for 5 mins. As soon as i launch and app and use it for around 5 mins the whole system completely grinds to a halt...to the stage where you can't even force quit programs. It mainly happens on launching either safari or iTunes. If a song is playing the song will keeps stopping and starting as if I'm pressing the space bare continually. I have not got time over xmas to get this over to store in all honestly and i was wondering if there is something i can try and do at home to sort this issue out. I am a Music producer and need my system to meet deadlines with my own music and also other artists. I consider myself to be wizzy with the mac.. and i have tried all i know but its still occurring.

    Has anyone else ever had this?

    27' iMac 3.4 GHZ i7 16GBram 3tb Fusion
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Did you try creating a new Administrator account and see if the issues continue?

    I hate to recommend it but it sounds like something messed up with the upgrade and a clean install is probably recommended. I'd look to back up your data, wipe your computer and reinstall Mavericks.

    You can do this by hitting the cmd-r key while booting up, select the Disk Utility to reformat your main drive and then install Mavericks.

    I'm running OSX on a 2012 rMBP and I've not run into any of the issues you mention - good luck.
     
  3. MatLane thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MatLane

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    Thanks a lot!

    I created a new account and did a little test by opening every application on the system and not 1 bit of lag what so ever

    and seems to be running like it used too..

    so i guess it's down to clean install now

    Thanks for the advice!
    :apple:

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    .....or can i just move everything over to the new admin account and delete the other can that be possible?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    That's what I would do :)
     

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