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novicew has it exactly right. Get yourself OnyX, a freeware maintenance utility and use it to:

1/ run all of the daily, weekly and monthly maintenance scripts. This cleans out all the rubbish that slowly accumulates over time

2/ run all of the cache cleaning stuff - more of the same

Restart and try again. I bet your Mac is MUCH faster after that.

Oh and one other thing. Check your System Preferences, Energy Saver, Options, Processor Performance. Make sure it is set to "Highest". On more than one machine I have become aware of, this has gotten set to a lower setting, dramatically slowing things down.

My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
My iStuff: 64GB iPhone 5, 64GB iPad4, 30GB iPod Video, 16GB iPod Touch
My OS': Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS 9.2.2, openSUSE 10.3
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