Is my processor dying??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Chef55, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Chef55 macrumors member

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    Help..haven't been on here for ages because everything has been working fine. However my imac is now misbehaving. Everything I do when I click it seems to hiccup and have to think about springing into action...the little coloured wheel goes round. Even typing in emails and forums sometimes there seems to be 'stop' then suddenly the letters appear secs after I've typed them. Also I've noticed that whatever I ask the mac to do the external springs into action..is this normal?

    There is masses of room on my HD. I have an external HD of 1TB. I have done a virus scan and nothing. Any idea's?

    Apologies for writing this so untechnically but I just switch it on and off, I don't understand how it works. Thanks for any help or do you suggest I ring Apple support?
     
  2. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    More likely your HDD is dying. Check it out in Disk Utility.
     
  3. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Have you done a verify of the disk permissions?
     
  4. Morod macrumors 68000

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    It never hurts to call Apple Support, if your computer is under coverage.
    You can check it in Disk Utility.
    Finder>Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility
    Click on the disk name on the left-hand side and see if the Repair Disk button is highlighted. If so, click on it and see what happens.
    Good luck!
    Morod
     
  5. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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  6. Chef55 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have done a verify in disk utility and it came up as all ok. Did a verify of the permissions? All as clear as mud to me but the log came up permissions differ and a couple of warnings suid file.
    Problem is intermittent so think will ring Apple helpline when it does it again. Thanks for help/
     
  7. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Uninstall your virus scanner.
    THERE ARE NO VIRUSES on OSX.

    How many apps do y ou open at a time? Get more ram?
    Open Activity Monitor and see if you have any page outs.
     
  8. Chef55 thread starter macrumors member

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    I only have one or two open at a time. Have plenty of ram as I upgraded on purchase. Will uninstall the virus scanner as you suggest. Have spoken to Apple and they have talked me through some steps to sort out this problem. Will now see if that helps :)
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Yeah do that. Use AppCleaner if the antivirus has no uninstaller.

    You can also try to create another user and test with that.
     

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