OS X Yosemite :: Clean Install Running Very Slow?

Nov 30, 2014

I recently had a new hard drive put in my 2007 iMac and have been experiencing some problems.  I did a clean install of mavericks, then upgraded to Yosemite and the machine has been very laggy, finder and all programs included.  I saw a few posts about FileVault being an issue but I checked and it is turned off. 

I should also add that the machine was running fine on Mavericks, slowness only started after the Yosemite upgrade. 

Problem description:yosemite running extremely slow EtreCheck version: 2.0.11 (98)Report generated November 30, 2014 at 9:08:54 AM CST Hardware Information: ℹ️  iMac (24-inch Mid 2007) (Verified)  iMac - model: iMac7,1  1 2.4
GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU: 2-core  3 GB RAM Upgradeable  BANK 0/DIMM0  1 GB DDR2 SDRAM 667 MHz ok  BANK 1/DIMM1  2 GB DDR2 SDRAM 667 MHz ok  Bluetooth: Old -



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