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celica73

 
Member Since: Sep 11, 2007
Location: Durham NC
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Mac Specs: Sawtooth G4 and PB G4 w/FW800

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run "top" in the terminal (or use the Activity Monitor) to see if you have any "hung" applications that are hogging the CPU. Sometimes a print process will mess things up, or in my case I've had OS 9's "TrueBlue Environment" hang up and use 90%+ of the CPU. Force quitting the offending process will solve that problem.

You should also look at the number of memory "Page-ins" versus the number of "Page-outs". If the page-out number is high (after a recent re-boot) then you need more RAM.

Here's a quick primer about memory paging.

http://www.macosg.com/group/viewtopic.php?t=1414

Also, the 7GB free on the hard drive is a little on the low end.

Scott
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