Slow imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mpossoff, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. mpossoff, Jan 2, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2011

    mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    Location:
    Philadelphia
    #1
    Hello a new mac user here and another question issue.

    Performance has been very slow in the last 24 hours. Earlier I was having issues with wifi connection but now it seems OK.

    I downloaded iStat pro but am not familiar with all the stats and jargon.

    This mac is 4 years old however I upgraded ram to 2gb.

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM41.0055.B08
    SMC Version (system): 1.1f5
    Serial Number (system): SystemSerialNumb
    Hardware UUID:

    I'd like to know what I can do to make performance better and I can post iStat pro stats if needed.

    I also bought a new wireless router this morning and haven't installed it as our current router is old.

    I was going to buy a new iMac in the future but this was given to us. I called apple and the tech said if I upgraded ram to the max of 2gb and upgrade to snow leopard this machine should be fine for needs, email, surfing etc.

    Regards,

    Marc
     
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

    rkaufmann87

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    Location:
    Folsom, CA
    #2
    Slow Macs can be caused by a variety of different reasons ranging from not enough RAM to failing hard disks. I would do some trouble shooting steps, if you Google "Slow iMac" you will find quite a few articles. Most trouble shooting can be done without spending in any money.
     

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