Slow imac

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

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

    mpossoff macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2010
    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.


  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    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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