Is my Mac getting old?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pilkenton, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. pilkenton macrumors member

    pilkenton

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    I play a few games on Facebook. While I am logged on, I'll open another window to look at other things. Lately, If I'm logged onto a Facebook game, I can't watch YouTube videos-and vice-versa. It's only recently started doing that.There is nothing on my start-up, and I have only a few apps. I still have over 400 GBs still available.
     
  2. r0k macrumors 68040

    r0k

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    Yes your G4 Mini is getting old. No wait. You didn't say you had a G4 Mini. What Mac do you have and what OS are you running? How much RAM do you have? Chrome uses a lot of memory, especially if you leave dozens of tabs open.

    BTW, watching youtube videos is often problematic because of: flash OR your isp OR free memory on your Mac Or your browser OR your browser plugins OR flash. (flash is twice as likely to cause slowdowns so I listed it twice) Are you watching them in the adobe flash player or in the html5 player? Is your browser Safari, Chrome, or something else? Do you have a lot of browser add ons? Is the Facebook game flash based?
     
  3. pilkenton thread starter macrumors member

    pilkenton

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  4. kelon111 macrumors 6502

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    That still doesn't tell us the amount of RAM you have or any other important factors.

    A 2009 Mac should be fine for basic tasks. It's not too old...
    You just aren't telling us everything we need to know.
     
  5. thekev macrumors 604

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    Nothing you mentioned goes beyond the capabilities of a 2009 Mac of any type. Sometimes the older ones get sluggish with the newest OS, but the differences between OSX versions aren't that interesting.
     
  6. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    Does it do everything you want it to? If so, no its not.
     

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