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    3 very slow programs
    I'd like to know why does Time Machine, iTunes9 & Youtube slow my iMac down? TM & iTunes are the worst?

    When TM is running every hour on the hour (For about 3-4 minutes) my iMac is virtually useless. I can surf around a bit or do some word doc stuff but nothing video related.

    Same thing for downloading multiple songs from iTunes (this wasn't a big deal prior to iTunes9, don't understand why 9 is so much of a power hog).

    Youtube is a different beast all together. If I want to watch a video when I click the video I can't move my mouse or scroll at the same time or it locks everything up & I get the spinning beach ball!

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    What version of OS X are you running?
    Use the reputation system

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    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Sierra
    His Mac's specs are in his sig line.

    To oceans11: You could probably use more system memory but it's also a matter of graphics power and maybe doing some cleanup maintenance. Try downloading and running a cleanup program like OnyX or Main Menu. Make sure you download the version that's correct for your operating system.

    Regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    His Mac's specs are in his sig line.

    To oceans11: You could probably use more system memory but it's also a matter of graphics power and maybe doing some cleanup maintenance. Try downloading and running a cleanup program like OnyX or Main Menu. Make sure you download the version that's correct for your operating system.

    Regards.
    Okay, will do! Thanks alot!

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