OS X leopard slowing down on me

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  1. zebraman macrumors member

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    Any good clean up or optimization programs out there?
     
  2. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    If it's noticeable slowing down, trying repairing permissoins. Disk Utility -> Repair Permissions.

    Beyond that, there's OnyX, which is a good maintenance program.
     
  3. McGiord, Mar 29, 2008
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    What mac do you have?
    Did you did a clean Leopard install?
    What apps are slow now?
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  4. zebraman thread starter macrumors member

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    I did a clean install of leopard and im running a Macbook. what do i do with onyx?
     
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    I have 1GB
     
  7. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    How do you know it's slowing down? What are the symptoms? Is it slow immediately after a restart, or does it slow down after some use?

    BTW, another strike against clean installs as a cure for everything.
     
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  9. kunze50 macrumors regular

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    Same Here

    since updating to 10.5.2 my iMac has slowed noticeably weather opening applications or just clicking around, I reinstalled the update, used matainence in OnyX and repaired permissions. Is the something I'm missing in onyX that works. I don't want to purchase disk warrior. Any recommendations?
     
  10. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I'd ask you the same questions as the post above.
     
  11. kunze50 macrumors regular

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    It's most noticeably slow after restart but is not as smooth or quick as 10.5.1 at anytime. Theres some delay after anything is clicked. The iMac has 1 GB Ram.
     
  12. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    First, I'd make sure you don't have any disk issues. Do you know how to run Disk Utility from the restore discs, or fsck?
     
  13. kunze50 macrumors regular

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    Since the computer came with Tiger install disks and Leopard is installed I use the first Install Disk right?
     
  14. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Yes, restart on this disc. You will be able to run Disk Utility from the menu. You could also try fsck, which I find easier, but some find scary:

    Restart with the cmd-s keys held down, until you see a black screen with white characters. After the text stops scrolling, at the command prompt, type:

    fsck -f [including the space, return]

    If any repairs are reported, run fsck again until none are reported. Then, at the command prompt, type:

    reboot [return]
     

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