Urgent help Mac mini MEGA slow

scratchfee

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Hi someone please help having major probs with my mac mini.. Spinning multi coloured ball spins for 20 secs everytime i open a new web page. System seems really slow like everything snail pace opening mail from system start up takes approx 15secs. Download speed on apple software update are around 4-5kbs when run on 4500kbs line on ethernet..

Done a full system install 10.5 last weekend.

Twice verified disk and repaired..

System seems to get slower day by day..

Can post up results from any test or info u need


Thanks James
 

Bennieboy©

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how much ram is in the system? have you checked system profiler to make sure it's picked up by the system?

hard drive? how full is it?

system specs and OS?
 
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scratchfee

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Model Name: Mac mini
Model Identifier: PowerMac10,1
Processor Name: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz
Number Of CPUs: 1
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 167 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.8.9f1
Serial Number (system):
Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-000D935F3860
 
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stridemat

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Has it been running slowly since you installed 10.5? Or has it just started to happen?
 
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scratchfee

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bought it of a friend, was running slow so re-installed disc. i have the original 10.3.7 osx disc...

and yup 1gb DDR SD RAM
 
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Bennieboy©

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try re-installing 10.3 in that case and see if the problem persists, if it does then it's possibly a hardware problem, or it could just be that your little system hasnt got the poke to run 10.5 and everything else your trying to do ;)
 
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stridemat

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Its not just about the programs you run. Leopard uses more resources than tiger, tiger more than Panther etc etc.

If you do not want to run Panther why not try Tiger?
 
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scratchfee

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running panther now seems alot better but god does it seem dated ha.. might try and get hold of tiger
 
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Bennieboy©

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hmmmm yeah thought it might of been leopard,
just out of interest what version of 10.5 were ya running, the .8 variant usually runs really fast, even on my old iBook G4, that only had a 1.33Mhz and 512Mb of ram :S
 
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chown33

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Run Activity Monitor.app.

Click the System Memory tab.

Observe Page ins, Page outs, and Swap used. Rapidly increasing Page outs in particular suggests inadequate amount of RAM.

Also click the Disk Activity tab.

Is the disk almost constantly working?
 
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