OS X Mavericks :: IMac Is Running Terribly Slow

Jun 3, 2014

I have OS X 10.9.2 and it's moving unbearably slow! What could the problem be?

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)

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MacBook Air :: Too Slow Almost Freezing Sometimes Running OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

Jun 3, 2014

I've got Macbook Air probably built in 2010.

Now its too slow. Almost freezing sometimes.

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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OS X Mavericks :: MacBook And Internet Running Incredibly Slow

Jun 19, 2014

My Macbook has been running slow for quite sometime, and regardless of my internet provider, it is deathly slow to load.  I have seen individuals post the Etre info, so I thought I would do the same.I understand this computer is quite old, just trying to get it back into fighting shape post college.  Whether it is a hardware upgrade (if possible).

EtreCheck version: 1.9.12 (48)Report generated June 19, 2014 at 10:51:49 PM EDT Hardware Information:  MacBook Intel Core 2 Duo (white, Late 2009)   MacBook - model: MacBook6,1  1 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU: 2 cores  4 GB RAM Video Information:  NVIDIA GeForce 9400M - VRAM: 256 MB  Color LCD 1280 x 800 System Software:  OS X 10.9.3 (13D65) - Uptime: 24 days 0:1:23 Disk Information:  Hitachi HTS545050B9SA02 disk0 : (500.11 GB)  EFI (disk0s1)


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MacBook Pro :: Safari Running Slow Since Upgrading To Mavericks?

Sep 1, 2014

My Safari browser has been running slow since upgrading to Mavericks last fall.  Some webpages (Facebook, USAA) won't even fully load, while others load fine.  I've read a lot of the other posts about slow Safari and I've tried the other tricks that people have posted (Changing DNS to the Google one, using "Reset" on Safari, turning off extensions and plug-ins)  I finally downloaded Chrome and it's just as fast as my safari "used" to be.  So it can't be the internet connection because both my phone/iPad browsers are super fast and my MacBook Pro's Chrome is super fast.  I just want to go back to using Safari! 

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: Mail Running Slow - Connection Logging Enabled

Aug 23, 2014

My mail is running very slowly and it looks as if I have more messages saved and coming in that I believe I actually have.  I also have a message that reads "connection logging enabled" at the top that seemed to appear about a month ago and I don't know what it means.  Any reason for mail running slow, mail messages duplicating multiple times and for trash not emptying as it should?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: Late 2008 MacBook 10.9.2 Running Slow In All Apps?

Jun 20, 2014

Macbook late 2008 running 10.9.2 runs slowly and freezes frequently in all aps. I've run disc doctor, closed apps, etc, but nothing seems to work.

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IMac :: Aluminium IMac Running Slow On One Account

Jun 24, 2010

I have an aluminium iMac, 2.4GHz Intel C2D, 2GB RAM, running Leopard.On one account, it runs slowly, with a noticeable delay in doing anything, even menus take a second do to anything once they've been clicked.It has all the updates installed and I've tried repairing the permissions and rebooting already.

Since I've only noticed it on one account, I'm inclined to think it's a corrupted user file or something.

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OS X :: My IMac Running Slow

Mar 30, 2009

My PPC G4 iMac is slow as hell. I plan on upgrading soon enough to a newer iMac but in the meantime I'd love to recover some speed. I know i have a woefully low amount of RAM - 768 to be exact - but apparently I'm stuck with that. It was running better in the past but with time things just slowed to a crawl with minimal things open - Mail, Safari and maybe Word and Excel. I gave up trying to run PS Elements 3 on this machine. That just makes me want to scoop my eyes out with a spoon.

I run iClean regularly, I have my desktop clear of clutter. What can I do in the interim before I buy the new iMac to help things some? Or am I just S.O.L. and just be patient and wait for the new machine?

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Why Is IMac Running Slow

May 14, 2012

My iMac is running slow and sometimes freezes. There shouldn't be a problem with memory (6GB); the backup HD is a 1GB WD and backup is run via Time Machine. Backup seems to run OK but there is an enormous drain on CPU usage and the process takes forever.

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OS X :: IMac Won't Start / Running Very Slow

Nov 10, 2010

I have the 20inch intel imac running leopard. Out of nowhere it started going very slow, spinning wheel every other click. Then just freezes. And now I can't start the computer again. It stops at the grey screen with the apple symbol like its loading but never does. I've tried unplugging the whole thing then again got a blinking question mark folder. I just keep getting different things. A blank white screen.

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IMac :: Running Slow When Using Internet

Jan 27, 2009

my imac has been running very slow lately and i don't know why. i'm not a man of great knowledge when it comes to computers and in fact this is my first imac i've ever had. (although i loved until now.....) i need to know what i can do to make it run faster. it seems to only be a problem when i'm on the internet although i could be wrong. (i know it is not just a connection issue because my ipod touch is running off my wireless much faster than my computer.

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OS X :: Imac Running Slow / Can't Clean

May 23, 2010

I am an absolute Mac virgin I have never used one before this is my first experience with them. We bought a imac for our daughter purely for the virus free factor and the computer just looked so good the graphics etc.

Anyway we have had the system now for over a year we all love it and have worked out the basics. My problem is that lately it has become very sluggish and jumps out of Safari a lot, Safari closes unexpectantly. It takes ages for even Word or anything to come up. What can I do to clean it up and make it run faster again. What do I go into.... I need the hows, wheres and whats?

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IMac PPC :: G4 Videos Running Very Slow?

Feb 2, 2012

I have a problema with my iMac G4 with 10.4 system the videos running very slow especially in youtube and i try to installation MacOs 10.5 but my computer not support an that version?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: IMac Running So Slow

May 18, 2012

My iMac(Early 2008) 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. Its has been runing slow lately, it works alright at first but then it starts freezing and sometimes it doesn't load new tabs. I'm runing OS X Lion. Is there a way to make my computer run faster or atleast normal, like it use to run.

Info:Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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IMac Intel :: Running Slow Even When No Programs Are In Use?

Aug 8, 2009

even when i dont have any programs actually running i get the stupid coloured spinning circle and i can hear the computer thinking like ive got 20 programs running at the same time , kind of like the windows CPU usage stuck on 100% problem.

intel core duo
Mac OS X (10.6.5)

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IMac :: Running Slow / Using For Video Editing

Feb 12, 2010

My iMac will be 3 years old Oct 19 2010 and it's running pretty slow. I do a lot of video editing and have 1GB of memory ( I think that's the RAM). I'm pretty sure that's not the right amount of RAM I should have for the things I'm doing but I could be wrong. I have about 5 apps open at once for recreational use and about 2 for video editing, those 2 being Final Cut Pro and iTunes. So would it be my low amount of RAM causing my computer to slow down or another reason?

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IMac Is Running Slow Specifically IPhoto

May 15, 2012

iMac is running slow specifically iPhoto. I have 55,000 pictures on it and am running the internet from WI-fi. I have upgraded the RAM to its' max

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Internet Running Slow On IMac

Jun 19, 2012

My iMac internet has become so slow I tend not to use it much at all. An adjacent PC runs fine so it seems to be a software issue and is relatively recent.

Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X Yosemite :: Slow Responding IMac Running 10.10.1

Nov 30, 2014

I have a 27-inch, Mid 2011 running the 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5.  I currently have 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 in four slots (4 each).

When I uploaded OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 and shortly after uploaded CleanMyMac 2 I started to experience tremendous latency in processing speeds on all applications.  Running CleanMyMac 2 multiple times and removing no longer used apps to free up space did little to resolve the issue. 

iMac, Other OS, SLOW OS X Yosemite 10.10.1

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IMac :: System Running Slow Because Of Blown Capacitors

Aug 20, 2009

I was talking to a friend last night and he was saying him mom had a 4 year old iMac that she had barely used. Her windows computer died and the local computer shop moved everything to the iMac and when the mom complained the iMac was slow the computer shop told her it had blown caps. To me blown caps wouldn't cause it to run slow, lock up and be unreliable I would believe but not slow. Has anyone had a Mac just run slow because of blown capacitors?

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IMac :: System Running Incredibly Slow - Reinstalled 10.6

Aug 4, 2010

Recently I started suffering pretty bad from color wheel load time where safari was getting glitchy and taking forever to move. I tried to cold start it to see if a refresh would help. Well it white screened, and wouldnt exit the loading screen. I reset the ram memory with alt ctrl p and r; this did nothing. Eventually I kissed all my music projects and logic pro 9 good bye, and reformatted from the boot disc. When I went to use it, I got out of the white screen, but was ridiculously slow.

Thinking maybe I didn't do the partition right, I reformatted again, erased the entire drive, set the partition, and loaded 10.6. Any time I open safari, it gets glitchy, and incredibly slow to the point I cant even restart. I cleared the memory again and this still did nothing. I purchased and installed new ram; still nothing. Coming from windows a reformat usually takes care of things. I have no idea what I can do at this point. Its a 2007 24" 2.4 ghz 2gb RAM.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: IMac 3.06 GHz With 12GB Of RAM Running Very Slow

Feb 1, 2012

My late 2010 iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 12gb of ram is running very slow. It takes a very long for the computer to boot with the desktop taking ages to fully load. Applications are also taking an unholy amount of time to load with the spinning wheel always appearing through out use, and they often crash or don't respond and close during use. I'm talking applications like Word taking 3 minutes to load and getting the spinning wheel when font size is tried to be changed and crashing and closing if a large volume of text is attempted to be pasted into a document.The computer is also failing to shut down properly just staying on a blue screen. I recently wiped and completed a fresh install however the issues came back.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: IMac Running Slow - Top Left Buttons In Windows Grayed Out

Dec 3, 2010

I started using my iMac today (not this gen the last gen) and it was fine yesterday but today it has been extremely slow. Its only a year old and now its suddenly taking 30 seconds to open up Finder and Mail and Chrome take a long time to start up. Also I noticed that the 3 buttons (red, orange, and green) at the top left of every window are grayed out.

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IMac :: System Freezes And Running Very Slow With Snow Leopard

Mar 25, 2010

I have a 20" iMac mid 2007 2.4Ghz, 320GB, 2Gb machine running Snow Leopard. Today I turned it on and it was running fine. But around three hours of using it suddenly froze. I had to force the turn off using the power button. When i turned it back on it took about 4 mins to get to the login screen. Once I logged in the spinning wheel came up and the only think that loaded was the Spotlight sign. This kept happening until about the third time of turning it off and on. When it finally completed login. But it is now extremely slow and it just about freezes when I open more than one application.

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IMac (Intel) :: Still Running Slow And Crashing After Malware Removal?

Sep 2, 2014

Last week I got a malware attack from opening up a Facebook message. This caused my iMac to run very slow and to crash all the time. I ran the latest security update which found and removed the malware itself. But still my iMac is running very slow and crashing when doing two jobs at once.  

Any reason as to why?Is it still infected? or has the malware corrupted my hd or memory? 

My iMac details: 

Version 10.6.8 
Processor 3.06
Memory 4gb 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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IMac :: Photoshop Running Slow / Showing Loading Screen After Creating Things

Jun 2, 2010

I just brought a brand new IMAC 21.5" the base model (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics) with 4 gb RAM. I downloaded the trial version of adobe cs5 to check if it runs ok but when I am starting things from scratch like just creating things from a blank canvas it runs so slow like trying to paint stuff and render it comes up with a loading screen it just doesn�t do it straight away. But when I am working on photos it seems to run ok. Is there away to solve this issue? Do I need to updated my RAM to make it run smooth?

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OS X Mavericks :: Hpdot4d - Looping And Running IMAC Hot

Aug 27, 2014

After I print, there is a task hpdot4d in activity monitor that shows 398% CPU utilization (Quad i3 config), and the iMAC really heats up.

Sometimes, I my print job - though completed - hangs in the print window.

I need to either manually delete the print job or sometimes have to Force quit hpdot4d in activity monitor. 

How can I fix this once and for all.....  Is there an HP update I need to apply, or should I just buy a new printer? 

My Config is

iMac i3 core quad 4GB OSX 10.9.4

HP C4780 3.2.1

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), HP C4780

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OS X Mavericks :: IMac Running Slower Since Update

Aug 26, 2014

Since upgrading to Mavericks my Mac has been running pretty slow. I run Logic Pro 9 and Ableton 8 music programs on my computer quite often and that's where i notice significant lag. I understand those are heavy programs, but even when Safari is open and I try to open Finder there is lag time before the window actually opens. When I restart my computer, it runs a little better, but as soon as I begin to open other programs, the lag begins and will continue even after I close them.

I upgraded from Snow Leopard and never had any issues- it ran extremely smooth under the most stressful conditions with all the current memory and hard drive space, cpu, etc. I

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iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: IMac Slow After 10.9.4 Update - Freezes Up

Jul 1, 2014

Last night I updated my iMac to Mac OS X 10.9.4. Whenever I'm using my computer, it freezes up. How can I make it fast and smooth again? I have a most recent Time Machine backup before I updated. If there is a way to gain my computer's speed again? If not, can I possibly go back to 10.9.3?

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IMac (Intel) :: Screen Has Gone Black Running OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)?

Jun 3, 2014

My imac screen has gone black?

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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