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    Rusyn
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    Angry Why is my iMac so damn SLOW?!?!?
    Okay, I got my iMac a couple of weeks ago... and everything was cake. Then about 2 days ago things started to mess up... my computer started to c...r...a...w...l...

    And I am talking BAD. I would have nothing open, be looking at the desktop, click on GO in the Finder and it would take 6 whole seconds before the menu would drop down. When I clicked on my browser it takes over a full minute for it to load up, and the little bouncing icon looks like it is three frame animation. And this is AFTER I turned off Shapeshifter and deleted StuffIt Deluxe.

    Just last week I was running Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Konfabulator all in a Milk theme with Mighty Mouse and talking on MSN Messenger with friends in foreign places. Now it takes 3 full seconds to switch windows from my browser to my Messenger window.

    I used MacJanitor, Onyx, repairs permissions and even reinstalled OSX (not clean tho). When I restart the computer everything is chippy, but as time goes on... reaction time SLOWS down... I have to restart a cople of times a day...

    i thought I said goodbye to this kinda stuff when I switched...

    I bought this computer off a friend who never had ANY problems like this with his RAM in the 8 months he owned it. So I don't think it is a hardware problem...

    What is going on!?!?!?!?

    AAAAAaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh!! !!!!!!!!!!

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    StarManta
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    Open the process viewer and see if there's any processes taking up lots of CPU time. (Applications -> Utilities -> Process Viewer). Is the hard drive constantly grinding? if it is you might have some program taking up lots of memory... i think process viewer tells you that too.

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    Why is my iMac so damn SLOW?!?!?
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    I'm not sure why you would be having this problem, but as an attempt to fix it somewhat, you could try using TurboMem. I installed it on my iBook (although it wasn't having any problems like you describe), and it seems to work as advertised. It's free, so it's worth a shot. I just added it to my startup programs, so it loads and runs in the background. Other than that and running the system diagnostic disk, I don't really have any other suggestions though.
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    Rusyn
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    I Looked in the Activity Monitor before and found that konfabulator was taking up 40% of my memory, and WindowServer (whatever that is) was taking up over 50%. But even if I close down Konfabulator stuff is still slow...

    And last week I was running Konfabulator fine.

    Now I don't even DARE run iTunes while working. And I have a 1.0GHz with 768megs of RAM!

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    Why is my iMac so damn SLOW?!?!?
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    Kind of sounds like a memory leak, where a badly written program keeps on taking up blocks in your RAM.

    Especially since you said it's fine when you reboot.

    What have you installed lately?

    sKaD

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    Rusyn
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    Hmmmm.... well I deleted Konfabulator and Tigerlaunch. Reinstalled TLaunch and everything seems fine. Maybe my Konfabulator got corrupted??? I also got that TurboMem, which is pretty neat.

    Well, everything seems to be okay now ... thanks for the suggestions. I am sure you will hear if it acts up aain...

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    Why is my iMac so damn SLOW?!?!?
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    Good to hear your problem is solved

    sKaD

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