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    Slow iMac
    I have an older iMac that has gotten very slow. looking for advice on what to do to speed it up.

    thanks

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac5,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 512 MB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM52.0090.B09
    SMC Version (system): 1.6f0
    Serial Number (system): W87021T8WH5
    Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F2CF1CAF

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    Has it been getting progressively slower or just slow one day out of the blue? Take a look at what applications you are running, run OnyX, clean up the permissions using Disk Utility..

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    I have downloaded and run Oynx. It has been slow for a while but getting slower. I'm finally dealing with it. I only really run quicken for my bills. Beyond that I try not to run two aps at the same time. Everything takes a long time to open. I have microsoft office on it but rarely run because of how slow it is.

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    How much disk space do you have left? Sounds like a disk that may have become quite full and fragmented.

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    B/C I'm not so smart - where do I go to answer your question?

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    Just open up Finder and point it to your Macintosh HD and look at the bottom of the window, it should tell you how much free space you have..you can right click on Macintosh HD and choose "Get Info" to get the data..

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    capacity - 148.73 GB
    available - 51.84 GB
    used - 98.89 GB

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    just checking in on this - any thoughts on what i should be doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crjones5 View Post
    just checking in on this - any thoughts on what i should be doing?
    Try launching "Disk Utility" (Utilities Folder)...and "Repairing Permissions".

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
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