G5 Dual 2 gig powermac Slow Slow Slow

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PHISH007, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. PHISH007 macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2008
    Hey all, so Im pretty knowledgable when it comes to my mac but I just cant figure out why its running so slow. For example It takes about 10-12 seconds to open up firefox, thats just crazy.

    I have repaired permissions, verified my disk, and even ran a techtools fullscan. Nothing seems to be working. Ive got 6.5 gigs off ram in this thing (doubt it reads it all), 150gig sys HD plus many externals for file dumping, and an ati radeon 256mb vid card plus the newest OSX.

    Does anyone have any suggestions to speed this golden oldy up?
  2. armoguy94 macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2007
    I'd keep an eye on your hard drive and/or memory... maybe you'll want to upgrade your hard drive to something bigger and faster. Try backing up all your files and doing a clean install and see if anything improves, if you're up to it.
  3. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Also, check youve got the latest version of Firefox, and as a G5 it should recognize all 6.5GBs (The maximum was 8 or 16 for these machines). Firefox is quite a slow loader (takes 5 secs on a Intel MacBook, 4 on a MacBook Pro)
  4. FireArse macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2004
    Like new...

    Firstly, backup everything of importance to you (not applications on a basic install, nor available on line)

    Then with the original grey discs carry out an Archive and innstall. Google if you're not sure what this is.

    Should it still run slow, Erase & Install. I had a Dual G5 with 2GB RAM, the thing flew.

  5. kjs862 macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2004
    Check your hard drive to make sure the disk isn't full.

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