imac running slow ...help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nina21, May 23, 2010.

  1. nina21 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everybody I am an absolute Mac virgin I have never used one before this is my first experience with them. We bought a imac for our daughter purely for the virus free factor and the computer just looked so good the graphics etc.

    Anyway we have had the system now for over a year we all love it and have worked out the basics. My problem is that lately it has become very sluggish and jumps out of Safari a lot, Safari closes unexpectantly. It takes ages for even Word or anything to come up. What can I do to clean it up and make it run faster again. What do I go into.... I need the hows, wheres and whats please.....thanks all.....
     
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    Los Angeles, CA
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    Found this:
    http://www.imafish.co.uk/articles/post/articles/130/52-ways-to-speed-up-os-x/

    I would go into the Library Folder(s) and then into the Cache Folder and delete all files / folders in the Cache Folder. It will save space and possibly speed up the system.

    Also this will speed up the computer:
    1. Download OnyX (a free maintenance utility).

    10.6 Snow Leopard Link:
    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11582

    10.5 Leopard Link:
    http://pagesperso-orange.fr/joel.barriere/dl/105/OnyX.dmg

    10.4 Tiger Link:
    http://www.titanium.free.fr/dl/104/OnyX.dmg

    2. Open OnyX and Click Cancel on these two Alert Panels:
    -Cancel the S.M.A.R.T. Box
    -Cancel the Startup Volume Box

    3. Enter your Password

    4. Click on the Cleaning Tab

    5. In each tab, within the Cleaning Tab, execute the command. Check all the boxes in each tab. When its finished in that tab, it will ask you to reboot. Say NO. Go on to the next tab and repeat until all tabs, within the Cleaning Tab, are done. THEN REBOOT.
     

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