iMac Desktop Hard Drive Increased Access

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Hello,
I have noticed recently on my iMac desktop that my hard drive has increased paging dramatically. I have completed a disk utility repair, and not seen any issues. I also unplugged and did a hard restart, maybe thinking it was a bloated kernel_task? Both seem to fix the issue for a short time, but then after a while, system slows down and when accessing any program or browsing, hard drive pages like crazy? Any ideas? I am not absolutely sure, but may have noticed it much more of a issue when I installed Mavericks long ago.

System:
3.06 duo intel
4gig memory
OSX 10.9.5

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2017 15" MBP, 16gig ram, 1TB SSD, OS 10.15
How full is your hard drive (gigs used, gigs free)?

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Hello,

Sorry, forgot that detail. Total drive, 2TB, available 1.84 free. Plenty of space left.

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Thanks for the HD info. Doesn't look like there's any problem with free space.

Two other things to check:

1. Do you have any apps that autoload on startup? Maybe something in running in the background.

2. Open Activity Monitor…and check the cpu processes. See if an app of some sort is running that seems to be using a lot of system resources…or if an app is there that you don't recognize.

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Hello,

I do not see anything that sticks out. I included a screen shot.

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