Mac Pro slows down

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Keitto, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Keitto macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    #1
    Hi!

    A friend of mine owns a Mac Pro Early 2008. From time to time, the computer turns really slow and it takes ages to open a program or a document. But after some time it runs again at normal speed. He told me this happens when he sends the computer to sleep more than once, usually when he wakes the system up for the third time.

    I ran EtreCheck and this is the report.

    EtreCheck version: 4.1.3 (4A188)
    Report generated: 2018-03-11 13:16:34
    Download EtreCheck from https://etrecheck.com
    Runtime: 4:34
    Performance: Good

    Problem: Computer is too slow

    Major Issues:
    Anything that appears on this list needs immediate attention.

    No Time Machine backup - Time Machine backup not found.
    Obsolete hardware - This machine may be considered obsolete.

    Minor Issues:
    These issues do not need immediate attention but they may indicate future problems.

    Unsigned files - There is unsigned software installed. They appear to be legitimate but should be reviewed.
    Corrupt hosts file - Hosts file is corrupt.

    Hardware Information:
    Mac Pro (Early 2008) - Obsolete!
    Mac Pro Model: MacPro3,1
    2 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (Xeon(R)) CPU: 8-core
    20 GB RAM Upgradeable
    DIMM Riser B/DIMM 1
    4 GB DDR2 FB-DIMM 800 ok
    DIMM Riser B/DIMM 2
    4 GB DDR2 FB-DIMM 800 ok
    DIMM Riser A/DIMM 1
    2 GB DDR2 FB-DIMM 800 ok
    DIMM Riser A/DIMM 2
    2 GB DDR2 FB-DIMM 800 ok
    DIMM Riser B/DIMM 3
    Empty
    DIMM Riser B/DIMM 4
    Empty
    DIMM Riser A/DIMM 3
    4 GB DDR2 FB-DIMM 800 ok
    DIMM Riser A/DIMM 4
    4 GB DDR2 FB-DIMM 800 ok

    Video Information:
    ATI Radeon HD 2600 - VRAM: 256 MB
    Cinema 1680 x 1050
    Cinema 1680 x 1050

    Drives:
    disk0 - ST3320418AS 320.07 GB (Mechanical)
    Internal SATA 3 Gigabit Serial ATA
    disk0s1 - EFI [EFI] 210 MB
    disk0s2 - E********n (Journaled HFS+) 319.21 GB
    disk0s3 - Recovery HD [Recovery] 650 MB

    disk1 - Rugged FW USB3 1.00 TB
    External USB

    disk2 - ST 1.00 TB
    External USB

    Mounted Volumes:
    disk0s2 - E********n 319.21 GB (93.95 GB free)
    Journaled HFS+
    Mount point: /

    disk2s2 - H*****I 999.86 GB (728.57 GB free)
    Journaled HFS+
    Mount point: /Volumes/H*****I

    disk3 - U********o 999.51 GB (483.73 GB free)
    Journaled HFS+
    Mount point: /Volumes/U********o
    Encrypted

    Network:
    Interface en0: Ethernet 1
    Interface en1: Ethernet 2
    One IPv4 address
    Interface fw0: FireWire
    Interface en2: Bluetooth PAN

    System Software:
    OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 (15G18013)
    Time since boot: Less than an hour
    System Load: 1.35 (1 min ago) 1.24 (5 min ago) 0.65 (15 min ago)

    Configuration Files:
    /etc/hosts - Count: 82 - Corrupt!

    Security:
    System
    Status
    Gatekeeper
    Mac App Store and identified developers
    System Integrity Protection
    Enabled

    Unsigned Files:
    Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist
    Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/Helper-Tool
    Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK
    Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist
    Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/Java Updater.app/Contents/MacOS/Java Updater -bgcheck
    Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK
    Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.adobe.fpsaud.plist
    Executable: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash Player Install Manager/fpsaud
    Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK
    Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist
    Executable: /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper
    Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK
    Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.extensis.FMCore.plist
    Executable: /Applications/Suitcase Fusion 6.app/Contents/Resources/FMCore -standalone
    Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

    Kernel Extensions:
    /Library/Application Support/Roxio
    [Not Loaded] TDIXController.kext (2.0)
    /System/Library/Extensions
    [Not Loaded] RoxioBluRaySupport.kext (1.1.6)

    System Launch Agents:
    [Not Loaded]
    7 Apple tasks
    [Loaded]
    158 Apple tasks
    [Running]
    74 Apple tasks

    System Launch Daemons:
    [Not Loaded]
    46 Apple tasks
    [Loaded]
    159 Apple tasks
    [Running]
    86 Apple tasks
    [Other]
    One Apple task

    Launch Agents:
    [Running]
    com.extensis.FMCore.plist (? b4a7c675 - installed 2017-09-03)
    [Not Loaded]
    com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist (? ffb65062 - installed 2017-09-03)
    [Loaded]
    com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist (? 6fab474f - installed 2017-09-03)

    Launch Daemons:
    [Loaded]
    com.adobe.fpsaud.plist (? 2afb3af7 - installed 2017-07-24)
    [Loaded]
    com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist (? 6d8cb30e - installed 2010-08-25)
    [Loaded]
    com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist (? e3fefdd2 - installed 2017-09-03)

    User Launch Agents:
    [Loaded]
    com.dropbox.DropboxMacUpdate.agent.plist (Dropbox, Inc. - installed 2017-08-22)
    [Running]
    com.hp.devicemonitor.plist (HP Inc. - installed 2017-09-18)
    [Loaded]
    com.adobe.ARM.df0ab5bbe6f698196fcc21e3c1e66dcb758bd911f4d637272d9d8109.plist (? 0 - installed 2015-09-24)
    [Running]
    com.hp.productresearch.plist (HP Inc. - installed 2017-09-18)
    [Loaded]
    com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist (? 0 - installed 2017-09-03)

    User Login Items:
    iTunesHelper Aplicación (Apple, Inc. - installed 2018-01-29)
    (/Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunesHelper.app)
    Dropbox Aplicación (Dropbox, Inc.
    (/Applications/Dropbox.app)

    Internet Plug-ins:
    AdobeAAMDetect: AdobeAAMDetect 1.0.0.0 (installed 2017-09-03)
    FlashPlayer-10.6: 26.0.0.151 (installed 2017-09-03)
    QuickTime Plugin: 7.7.3 (installed 2017-12-15)
    AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: 10.1.16 (installed 2017-09-10)
    AdobePDFViewer: 10.1.16 (installed 2017-09-10)
    Flash Player: 26.0.0.151 (installed 2017-09-03)
    Default Browser: 601 (installed 2017-09-03)
    SharePointBrowserPlugin: 14.2.5 (installed 2017-09-03)
    JavaAppletPlugin: Java 8 Update 144 build 01 (installed 2017-09-03)

    3rd Party Preference Panes:
    Flash Player (installed 2017-07-24)
    Java (installed 2017-07-22)

    Time Machine:
    Time Machine Not Configured!

    Top Processes by CPU:
    Process (count)
    Source
    % of CPU
    mds
    Apple
    38
    mdworker (17)
    Apple
    28
    mds_stores
    Apple
    9
    WindowServer
    Apple
    5
    kernel_task
    Apple
    1

    Top Processes by Memory:
    Process (count)
    Source
    RAM usage
    kernel_task
    Apple
    1.11 GB
    mdworker (17)
    Apple
    266 MB
    mds_stores
    Apple
    177 MB
    Dropbox (3)
    Dropbox, Inc.
    174 MB
    Safari
    Apple
    94 MB

    Top Processes by Energy Use:
    Process (count)
    Source
    Energy usage (0-100)
    mds
    Apple
    32
    mds_stores
    Apple
    8
    WindowServer
    Apple
    2
    FMCore

    0
    fseventsd
    Apple
    0

    Virtual Memory Information:
    Available RAM
    16.82 GB
    Free RAM
    13.08 GB
    Used RAM
    3.18 GB
    Cached files
    3.75 GB
    Swap Used
    0 B

    End of report
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors G4

    h9826790

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    #2
    Keep his eye on failing hard drives.

    Anyway, recommend him upgrade to SSD
     
  3. bsbeamer macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2012
    #3
    DriveDx is easy background app to montitor for drive health and status. Checks externals as well. May be worth looking into if problems persist. Backup critical data now, just in case.
     
  4. Keitto thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    #4
    He already changed his hard drive to SSD. I will tell him about DriveDx.

    Thank you!
     
  5. lowendlinux Contributor

    lowendlinux

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2014
    Location:
    North Country (way upstate NY)
    #5
    How long ago did he switch and is trim enabled
     
  6. AidenShaw, Apr 14, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2018

    AidenShaw macrumors P6

    AidenShaw

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Location:
    The Peninsula
    #6
    ..and has the drive been force-trimmed? Just enabling trim doesn't immediately help - it just means that over time a dirty drive may start getting cleaner.

    And about the worst thing you can do is to overwrite an SSD completely with zeroes - that makes it 100% dirty (except possibly some overprovisioned space).
     

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