Sluggish Leopard on Mac Pro 3 Ghz...?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fab5freddy, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    I am running Leopard 10.5.6 on a Mac Pro 3 Ghz. with 6 GB of RAM
    and it seems really sluggish.

    I have installed tons of applications but still have 85 GB of space left on the boot drive. It's a 320 GB -7200 RPM drive.

    But just for fun i created a new User Account and : VOILA !
    It was 300 times faster with everything !!

    Where is the culprit in my Admin User Account ??


    thanks for any tips !
     
  2. queshy macrumors 68040

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    What does the activity monitor say when you're in your admin account?
     
  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    Here's a Screenshot of the Activity Monitor.

    Is there anything odd going on ?
     

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  4. queshy macrumors 68040

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    Sorry for the delay in my response. I'll do my best to help you.

    Ok, now go into your other account where everything is supposedly working and do the same thing.

    Note that based on what you posted, iTunes is taking an INSANE amount of CPU! Are you converting files or something? My iTunes is taking just 4.2% of my 2.16 C2D listening to music.
     
  5. x s macrumors newbie

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    Bad plugins may be a cause of sluggishness too: I've been using wmv/wma-plugins for Quicktime, and they used to make Safari crash. Flash (games, video) tends to speed up my fans to 6200 rpm too... (on a Core Duo MacBook, not on the iMacs)
     
  6. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah your iTunes is dragging down your CPU. What were you doing with it at that time?
     
  7. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    not much with iTunes, just listening to a podcast....
     
  8. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is there a way to rebuild your iTunes Library index ?
     

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