Mac OSX sluggish

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  1. GenesisST macrumors 68000

    GenesisST

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    Hello gurus,

    My Mac has been sluggish for a few days, almost to a point where I have to look that it is Mac OS X and not Windows... :)

    I've investigated and it seems that the "securityd" process takes up 1.36 GB of REAL memory out of my 2 GB. I have an Intel iMac (Code Duo 1.83).

    It might be related: The worst seems when I start Speed Download, which I just updated it so I get ask to update the application for Keychain and it takes a long time. After that it seems sluggish.

    Note: I have all the latests updates. And I also installed Safari 3, but then uninstalled it.

    If the worst come, I can re-install Mac OS X, but I'd rather wait to October to do so... ;-)

    Any ideas? Help would be appreciated!

    Cheers!
     
  2. AutumnSkyline macrumors regular

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    I am no guru, but I can tell that that is not normal. My Securityd process runs at about 2.38 MB.....
     
  3. GenesisST thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Possible solution

    Hello,

    I have found a possible solution, but looking at the content of the page, with the name of the example application (probably can't type it without being censored) and the name of the write, "Malevolent retard", I am not sure I can trust the solution.

    Does that seem like a good solution?

    Cheers
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Mine is 2.2MB, I think a reinstall is probably fairly sensible, if you do an archive and install all your applications and user files will still work.
     
  5. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Does what's happening on your system sound like what's described in this thread @ apple.com? If so, the last message in the thread links to a fix.
     
  6. GenesisST thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, that exactly it. The link is the one I found too (see my second porst), which I wasn't sure of its safety. I tried it and WooHoo, no more OSX that thinks it's Windows!

    Thanks!
     
  7. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    Don't fret, discussing how much pr0n one has on ones hd is a favourite topic at MR :eek:

    <276mb for me but I'm a bit of a prude>
     
  8. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, this may seem like a stupid question but where can you check your 'securityd' process?
     
  9. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    In the Activity Monitor, you'll find it in Applications>Utilities, lots of good info to look at, especially what process is using your memory, and what is getting a bit bloated.

    PS, I know it's been said before but "there are no stupid questions... only stupid people" :)
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    FWIW you have to get it to check "All Processes" rather than "My Processes" at the top of the window.
     
  11. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    More from the "FWIW" dept.

    My main use for activity monitor is to make X-Assist stay where it is supposed to at the far right of the menu bar, when it slips over to the middle I use Activity Monitor to force quit "SystemUIServer"
     

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