iMac 27" Sluggish

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  1. vodouman macrumors regular

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    I got a new 27" iMac a few weeks ago, upgraded from a 20" iMac I had for a few years. I was expecting it to be AMAZING and outperform my old machine to no end. Unfortunately I just feel that it isn't very fast and it seems very sluggish. I seem to be getting spinning beachballs and apps freezing quite regularly. I had Safari lock up on me this morning and I couldn't even close the window, I had it full screen and had no access to the dock so I had to actually hard reset my machine. I've NEVER had a mac freeze on me before. Is this normal?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Have a look at Activity Monitor ( Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
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    Have you also taken a look at your RAM usage via the System Memory tab in Activity Monitor? What does it say there?
     
  3. vodouman thread starter macrumors regular

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    The process 'mds' is using between 10 and 24%. Everything else is fine?

    Now it's using 0.02. *updated*
    :confused:
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    "mds" is the Spotlight indexing process.

    What about the RAM?
     
  5. vodouman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Free 1.99GB
    Wired 487.5MB
    Active 1.13GB
    Inactive: 410.8MB
    Used 2.01GB
    VMSize 118.73GB
    Page ins 429.2MB
    Page Outs: 176KB
    Swap Used 2.0MB

    Bear in mind my mac has been on for a good few hours today.
     
  6. lotones macrumors regular

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    <paste>Have you tried repairing permissions?</paste>

    Utilities/Disc Utility/select hard drive/repair permissions
     
  7. vodouman thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have :(
     
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