Very slow, laggy, freezing on Imac 17'

Discussion in 'iMac' started by keuair, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. keuair macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi guys I need your advise on an iMac 17" Core 2 duo. I got this mac since 2007 and it became super slow since 2008 .....i wanna fix it i don't know how. Bootup time is at least 6 mins, Everything takes at least 3-4 mins to load, recently things ain't really loading at all. I've had reformatted it because I thought that would fix the problem; it didn't work. So I suspect it is a hard drive problem and I am considering buying a hard drive to end the misery. The problem is that I am not sure if it is really a hard drive problem.

    Are there any other ways that would make a mac slower? Thanks for your advise.
     
  2. stubeeef macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    Aug 10, 2004
    #2
    Ditto for me, but my 17" 5.1 iMac has a 160gb hd and I know that it is effecting the performance-I often get a msg saying I am full-then I have to go and delete everything I can find to get it going again.
    I do seem to get a temp boost after I do a repair permissions.
     
  3. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    Georgia
    #3
    How much RAM do you have?

    Perhaps a RAM chip has failed or is failing.

    Do you have the hardware test discs that came with your iMac? You could run that.
     
  4. Tyr. macrumors member

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    Antwerp, Belgium
    #4
    Sounds more like failing memory. Try memtest osx :

    http://www.memtestosx.org/joomla/index.php

    You will need to reboot into single user mode and use the command prompt though.

    Also use the "Console" program (in Application/Utilities) to check your system logs for errors that might give a clue.
     

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