Slow iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by charliex36, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. charliex36 macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2015
    So my iMac started acting slow today. I believe it could be due to a bad file i torrented yesterday. Stupid of me, I know. I've learned my lesson.

    Anyway I was curious as to what your opinions are.

    Im running a Late 09 27" iMac
    3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    OS X 10.9.5
    Hard drive was just replaced ~3-4 months ago. 917GB/999 Available
    Speed test : 17ms Ping, 17.21mbps download, 5mbps upload

    However, my iPhone 5s when connected to wifi gets
    19ms Ping, 15.09mbps download, 3.93mbps upload

    I feel as though when connected through ethernet it should be faster than my iPhone through WiFi.

    This may seem like a stupid thing to some of you, but I'm pretty clueless when it comes to macs. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Seems that your computer has the same speed as your iPhone.
    That's the reason you think the computer is slow?

    In that case it looks like your speed test is limited by your wifi connection speed, and both your iMac and iPhone are using the maximum amount available from your ISP (internet service provider).
  4. charliex36 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2015
    No, I downloaded a file which I immediately could tell was not the file I was trying to download. I deleted it and moved on. However the next day my internet was acting much slower than the previous day. Thank you for your help, I believe i solved the problem.

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