Why does my mac stop downloading files, copying to clipboard, saving files to desktop

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nomenculture, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. nomenculture macrumors newbie

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    Why does my mac stop downloading files, copying to clipboard, saving files to desktop, etc?

    iMac g5 1.9 ghz 17" running 10.5.8. Had a hard drive crash and bought a new one. Loaded new OS leapord. Everything works fine at first, but after the computer has been on for a while, it will stop downlading files, disk verify doesn't work. I can't copy and paste stuff. It seems as if the hard drive is full, but I have only used 32GB of 300GB.

    When I restart, it works again, then slowly not. Is it an overheating issue? How do I know if my fan is running? Is it a bad hard drive I put in it? Bought it new with three year waranty.
    What's wrong? Please help.
     
  2. gjw4u macrumors 6502

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    Why not use iStat and the 'Activity Monitor' to see if the G5 if overheating or the CPU is maxed out.
     
  3. nomenculture thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What do you mean by maxed out?
     
  4. gjw4u macrumors 6502

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    nomenculture, with maxed out, I mean that some process might be hogging 100% of the CPU. Using the 'Activity Monitor' you might find a culprit.
     

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