Slow all of a sudden...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ElFlem, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. ElFlem macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2010
    Hello, so I've had my Mac OS X Tiger for a few years now, and it has always run beautifully despite that I'm not exactly a gentle owner. The past two months or so it has been running really slowly most of the time. Sometimes like now, it runs fine,but other times I'll type a paragraph and the letters won't show up on the screen for another thirty seconds. I ran a virus scan and it said the system was clean. I know they automatically defrag 20 mb or less but should I be defragging the rest? I have no idea what I'm doing. I use it for college, facebook, and occasionally movies. It has to last me another three years at least though, any ideas?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Mac OS X Tiger is the name of the Operating System but not the Mac.

    So what specific Mac do you have?
    :apple: > About This Mac > More Info
    will get you to this:

    Have you taken a look at Activity Monitor?

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