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    Apr 28, 2011
    Is Tiger causing my slowdown?
    My imac has been battling a lethal slowdown for the last month. Im talking unresponsive scripts out the yin yang and beachballs as far as the eye can see. just while typing this my computer has lagged at least four times. Im wondering if I need to upgrade to Snow Lepoard since im running tiger now and if doing so will fix these issues or are they the result of a deeper problem. Ive ran all the trouble shooting and can no longer update my software here are some stats...

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz

    my harddrive has about 90 GB free on it

    Any help you can give is much appreciated.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
    Do a search for MacDefender, MacSecurity and similar malware. Also do you run maintenance utilities such as Onyx ro any antivirus software? Also the hard drive may well be failing. Run Apple Hardware Test from your original install discs.

    OS X.4 Tiger is no longer supported by Apple so updating to Snow Leopard would be a good plan if everything checks out A-OK.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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