iMac slowing down

Discussion in 'iMac' started by N4CQD, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. N4CQD macrumors member

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    My 3 year old iMac, (3.06 Ghz, Intel Core 2 Duo, 12 GB Ram, OS X 10.8.2, Internet Provider AT&T) is noticeably slowing down, when it comes to loading web pages. Is there anything I can do to speed it up, as it was when I bought it? :confused:
     
  2. CoMoMacUser macrumors 6502a

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    My 2008 iMac is slowing down, too. I'm planning to double the RAM to 4 GB.

    BTW, are you a ham? If so, PM me. 73.
     
  3. MattieD macrumors newbie

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    Is it just when loading webpages?

    If so reset safari if that is your browser. Under Safari menu click reset Safari.

    Also how full is your hard drive?
     
  4. skitzogreg macrumors 6502

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    What does this mean? Is this a Mac related term?
     
  5. canuckle macrumors regular

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    Referencing HAM radio operator I'd guess...
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    If your hard drive is getting full, that could slow things down. At 3 years, you have to start questioning the health of the hard drive as well. If you are doing the same things now that you were when you started using the Mac, more RAM may not help.
     
  7. N4CQD thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm using Firefox, and my HDD has lots of room left.
    It doesn't seem to be a HDD problem, starting programs without delay, its just loading websites. Seems to take forever.
     
  8. MattieD macrumors newbie

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    I would go to Disk utility and check your permissions
     
  9. CoMoMacUser macrumors 6502a

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    Correct

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    I upgraded from 2 GB to 4 GB this afternoon. It seems more responsive, especially with Safari.
     

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