is my Mac behaving funny?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jkaz, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. jkaz macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I've been trying for a few weeks to pinpoint what issue I might be having.

    Here's my best try yet in describing it:

    My hard drive seems to be dominating my computing.

    Frequently, when trying to perform simple functions, I can hear my hard drive spinning often accompanied by a spinning beach ball. It makes my computing sluggish for a good handful of moments, then it is back to being smooth.

    I can only compare it to times when i've worked on a machine that doesn't have enough RAM for everything I'm trying to do.

    The most recent occurrence- a few moments ago- was when I simply had a browser window open and my system profiler- there is 8 gigs of RAM in here.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    #2
    What does running Disk Utility report when verifying the hard disk? Does it suggest you need to repair the drive while booted to the OS disc? Verify/repair permissions?
     

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