Mac is running slow

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by redchannel, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. redchannel macrumors regular

    redchannel

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    #1
    My Mac has been running incredibly sluggish lately. Any suggestions on how to get it to run like new again ?
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    #2
    Repair permissions. Check Activity Monitor(all processes) to see if anything is hogging the CPU. I had to sort out an iMac recently that had almost ground to a halt. Turned out to be a McAffee Virus scanner using 80 - 85% of the CPU.

    Tyr another account to see whether it's the computer or just your account.
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

    mrkramer

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    Also check how much free space you have left on the HD. Then tend to run slowly if it is getting close to being full.
     
  4. Chrisconner1993 macrumors newbie

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    #4
    Reset your SMC and PRAM, then get rid of any un-needed applications you have, files, and check your login items, that's in system pref>users>then login items, and check your background processes too :)
     
  5. dgbowers macrumors member

    dgbowers

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    Copy all of the stuff you really want to keep over to an external, then reinstall the entire OS. Then it will run like new!
     

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