Mac Slow Down...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eclipse525, May 30, 2007.

  1. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a

    eclipse525

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    #1
    My iMac (G4/800mHz/1 GB SDRAM) has gotten so freakin slow. From opening up applications to scrolling to opening up web pages. OH and especially, any sort of streaming video. I went as far as to wipe out my system and reinstall OS X(complete). That did help a little but not much. The only thing I can think of is that over time, all the updates to the system have slow things down(intentionally, hmmm...). As far as my internet connection being slow, I have my Windows machine using the same router and it's WAY faster in comparison. Let me know if you have any thoughts. Thanks.


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  2. brop52 macrumors 68000

    brop52

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    #2
    What RPM hard drive do you have and is it almost full?
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    #3
    What OS version, what (if any) programs are always running in the background?

    I have an iBook G4/800/640 that I'm still quite happy with in Tiger. My top three Tiger culprits:

    1) HD free space < 20% of total capacity
    2) Dashboard widgets (I recommend just using the disable dashboard utility)
    3) Tiger's Mail.app is a resource hog if there's a lot of mail (about 2 gigs for me) in it (EDIT: to clarify, my decision was to stop using mail.app on my iBook -- I use it on my iMac and only use web-based e-mail on my iBook).

    If you're not on Tiger, obviously we'll need a different list. ;)
     
  4. Cindynjgirl79 macrumors 6502a

    Cindynjgirl79

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    yeah see how much space you have left on your HD. i only have 48gb free space and so far so good.
     

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