Slow iMac 08

Discussion in 'iMac' started by E-Tech, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. E-Tech macrumors member

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    for some odd reason I feel that my mac has become slower.. am I going crazy... :confused:
     
  2. oneEG6 macrumors member

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    Slower how? Overall? Internet? certain apps?

    Do you have all of your updates? How much HD space do you have left? RAM? Do you often add/delete large files?

    If it's overall more sluggish and you have plenty of free hard drive space (at least 30%), AND you have all of your updates, I'd boot from your install disc, use the utilities menu and run disk utility. Repair disk and permissions. See if that helps.
     
  3. E-Tech thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, all the latest updates, HD space from 500GB I have 300GB left
    I'm going to do what you recommended..

    thanks!
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Got more apps open than usual? Updated to iLife 09 which seems to be lots of intensive on the eye-candy. How much RAM you got in it?
     
  5. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    What does "Repair disk and permissions" do exactly?
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Fixes problems in your disk. Also deletes some carbage files which comes from downloading etc.
     
  7. E-Tech thread starter macrumors member

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