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    Jul 10, 2013
    Wink Speeding up your imac
    I have looked on the forums for an faq or sticky of some kind on this topic and wasn't able to find anything. I have had my iMac for about a year now and its gotten quite slow. I did a google search and got lots of results for this same problem, but there doesn't seem to be any consensus on what causes it. Can someone point me to the appropriate thread/sticky/faq for this topic please? Thanks


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    louishen's Avatar
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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    Member of the Month September 2008 & August 2012 | Found advice useful? use the rep system

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    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
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    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    Welcome to Mac-Forums..

    There isn't just one thing that speeds up or slows down your let's start with the basics..

    What iMac do you have? What version of OS X? How much memory do you have? How much free space do you have? What applications do you run automatically on start up? How many applications do you run at the same time? Have you run Activity Monitor to see what your CPU/Memory usage looks like?

    Have you tried to do a repair permission? Grab a copy of OnyX and run it.

    Be sure to read the Community Guidelines | The more information you provide, the better answers you get, remember GIGO.

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    Jul 07, 2008
    Winchester, VA
    2011 MBP, 2008 iMac, iPhone 6, iPad mini, 13" MBP, AppleTV and MacMini
    Lots of icons on the desktop can also slow down the machine. Keep the desktop clean.

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    Well are you using AV software, MacKeeper, CleanMyMac etc at all?
    Adequate memory installed for what you are doing? Thread does not provide any information at all.
    How much free hard disk space is available?
    Do you use Onyx for maintenance chores?

    My iMac is twelve months old and has not dropped in speed at all.
    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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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    My 2009 MBP is actually FASTER now than it was stock in 2009, thanks to the addition of more RAM and a 7200rpm hard drive.

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