iMac Starts Slow

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DisneyRicky, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. DisneyRicky macrumors regular

    DisneyRicky

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    Northern California
    #1
    Hello Everyone,

    Lately, my iMac has been getting really slow. It takes quiet a while to turn on, and to go from the log-in screen to the desktop, it takes around 10 seconds, while on my MBP it takes about 3 seconds.

    I've run CleanMyMac and got 11 gigs freed up, but it's still slow. Any other programs I can run to make it increase in speed?

    ~DisneyRicky
     
  2. UltimaLink macrumors regular

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    #2
    >20" iMac
    >15" MacBook Pro

    Do you have an i5 in your MacBook Pro?


    Also does 5 seconds really matter?
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    #3
    Do SMC and PRAM reset and run Disk Utility. Also select your OS X partition as #1 boot volume from Sys Prefs > Startup Disk
     

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