My iMac is starting to slow down...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Grunze, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Grunze macrumors regular

    Grunze

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    Hi,

    I've had my iMac (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16, 3gb RAM, os 10.5.5) GHz for just over 2 years now and it is showing signs of slowing down.. things taking longer to close down, longer startup times, lag between switching apps.. etc.

    Back in my windows days I would defrag and so on, are there similar things I can do for my mac to speed things up overall Perhaps using tech tool pro, or other tools?

    Thanks!!
    Ari
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    probably all the disk space youre using for data, apps etc. some apps also have login items or daemons which will slow down startup times.

    free up 20% of your hard disk space by uninstalling the apps you arent using anymore and delete the login items you arent using in Accounts preferences. run an app to clear your logs and caches like the automation feature in Onyx and then reboot a few times and open up all your apps to rewrite the caches.
     
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  5. Grunze thread starter macrumors regular

    Grunze

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I ran the automation with Onyx... and I think it helped. Any other ideas I can try?

    Thanks!
     

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