iMac running very slow

aidenclive

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Jan 4, 2014
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Hello,

I have an iMac running os x 10.9.1 from 2009 (I think) - 2.66 GHz Intel with 2GB of RAM.

Recently my computer has been running very slow. I have done a complete and thorough disk clean out but it still runs like a slug and often freezes.

Looking for some ideas on how to get it working fast again.

TIA
 

yjchua95

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Apr 23, 2011
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Hello,

I have an iMac running os x 10.9.1 from 2009 (I think) - 2.66 GHz Intel with 2GB of RAM.

Recently my computer has been running very slow. I have done a complete and thorough disk clean out but it still runs like a slug and often freezes.

Looking for some ideas on how to get it working fast again.

TIA
Upgrade to 8GB of RAM (or more) and get an SSD.

Then your iMac will start up within 15 seconds.
 

2trout

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Nov 2, 2013
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yes, 2GB is barely enough for Mavericks, RAM is pretty darn cheap these days, I'd get as much as you can afford, jump right up to 8GB.
An SSD too will make a huge different, but just increasing your RAM should make a notable difference in the performance!
 

AppleFan360

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Jan 26, 2008
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Hello,

I have an iMac running os x 10.9.1 from 2009 (I think) - 2.66 GHz Intel with 2GB of RAM.

Recently my computer has been running very slow. I have done a complete and thorough disk clean out but it still runs like a slug and often freezes.

Looking for some ideas on how to get it working fast again.

TIA
Check the applications on your iMac and remove old software that may not be compatible with Mavericks. My father had the same issue and it ended up being a printer driver from HP.
 

Twimfy

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Sep 11, 2011
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Definitely consider a RAM upgrade. I was running Mavericks on 2GB for a while and it was painful.
 
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