Slow system after downloading

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dhokes, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. dhokes macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2012
    I'm not sure if I should post this here or elsewhere such as the OS X section but here goes.

    System spec: late 2012 3.2 GHz i5 iMac with 16GB RAM

    I often leave my system downloading/uploading torrents and downloading a large number of files. After a while, the whole system starts to grind to a halt and tasks such as browsing the net appear very slow. A restart fixes the sluggishness.

    1. Why is this? (Possibly due to something like caching the hard disk?)
    2. Can I download/upload a lot whilst doing other tasks or will this always grind the system to a halt?
    3. If the system starts becoming sluggish, is there another fix apart from restarting it?
  2. dhokes thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2012
    Now Chrome is very sluggish even on a restart.

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