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    What can I do to make my computer run faster?
    My computer is so slow I can't even watch high quality videos without it lagging. I'm considering wiping everything from the hard drive and reinstalling OSX. Any suggestions?

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    What can I do to make my computer run faster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dureel View Post
    My computer is so slow I can't even watch high quality videos without it lagging. I'm considering wiping everything from the hard drive and reinstalling OSX. Any suggestions?
    First you have to tell us what you have...before we can suggest what possibly to do to make it faster!

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    What can I do to make my computer run faster?
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    ...and what you have on what you have, such as - drumroll please - anti-virus software

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    What can I do to make my computer run faster?
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    Make your computer run faster ? New Nike's !

    Thank you thank you! I'll be here all week folks!

    Doug

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    What can I do to make my computer run faster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug b View Post
    Make your computer run faster ? New Nike's !

    Thank you thank you! I'll be here all week folks!

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    What can I do to make my computer run faster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug b View Post
    Make your computer run faster ? New Nike's !

    Thank you thank you! I'll be here all week folks!

    Doug
    Not bad...not bad!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    What can I do to make my computer run faster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    First you have to tell us what you have...before we can suggest what possibly to do to make it faster!

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    Agreed. It's very hard to help when you are sparse on the details concerning your machine and usage habits.
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    What can I do to make my computer run faster?
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    Adding more RAM will help... if you can, that is.
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    What can I do to make my computer run faster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Agreed. It's very hard to help when you are sparse on the details concerning your machine and usage habits.
    With the details given...the OP's computer could be almost anything from a 1999 CRT iMac to a 2010 Mac Pro???

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    I have Mac OSX 10.4.11, 1.8 GHz PowerPC, and I dont have any antivirus

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    What can I do to make my computer run faster?

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    OS X 10.4.11, 1.8GHz Power PC is very broad.
    What sort of Mac?
    How much RAM do you have?
    How much free space on your HD.
    Watching high quality movies how?
    Any details you can give is going to be helpful.

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    What can I do to make my computer run faster?
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    Details man! We need specific details!
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    What can I do to make my computer run faster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dureel View Post
    I dont have any antivirus
    Good! ...er, I mean, Darn! Anti-virus software can really slow things down. But, that's not it. It might be RAM, given the assumption that you are using updated software and things that require more RAM now than you were when you first got the Mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
    OS X 10.4.11, 1.8GHz Power PC is very broad.
    What sort of Mac?
    How much RAM do you have?
    How much free space on your HD.
    Watching high quality movies how?
    Any details you can give is going to be helpful.
    Its an iMac G5 from 2005
    I have 512MB in both slots.
    Plenty of free space on the HD, over 50 GB
    I can't watch any HD videos, whether its streaming or on my comp

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    What can I do to make my computer run faster?

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    Alright.... sheesh, you like to take your time in between responses lol

    You can max out your RAM up to 2GB.
    You could also put in a faster HD, but that is only going to speed up read write.

    When you say "I can't watch any HD videos, whether its streaming or on my comp" I wonder what it is that u mean by that.
    If watching a movie that you have on your Mac, are you using any particular application?
    Do you get spinning rainbow ball?
    What exactly is it that happens?

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