slower and slower--iMac getting lumbaigo

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Ok, I'm new to the forum and this has probably been discussed to death, but here goes....
Mac is getting slower and slower.
So, given that I have never done any regular maintenance on it (3 year old Mac) and I have NO skills or expertise (64 year old user);
A. Are there any on-board diagnostics for 'sussing the problem, and:
B. Are there any reliable and worthy downloads available (<$50.00)
Thanks
 
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Onyx from Titanium (titanium.free.fr). That's all the maintenance you'll ever need. Just run the automatic presets. (Make sure you get the proper foreseen for your particular version of OS X.
 
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Silver M1 iMac 512/16/8/8 macOS 11.6
And young man how much free space is on the hard drive and how much memory installed?
 
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MacMini 14.3, 8.1 & 4.1, OS 13.5, 10.14, & 10.11 & 10.6; Macbook Pro 8.2, OS 10.12.
I think it's worthwhile adding a hardware check to the diagnostic procedures. Boot your iMac from its original dvd by inserting disk, clicking Restart, and as soon as the startup 'bong' sounds, hold down the C key). Hopefully your iMac will boot from the dvd, from which you can run Disk Utility. If you're still unsure of what to do next, check this Mac-Forums', or Apple's, website.
 

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