+ Reply
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Why is it so slow?

is a discussion within the

General OSX86 Discussion

forums, a part of the

OS X 86

section;
Hi, I have an iMac 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 1 GB 667 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM and my computer is slow as hell! From startup on average it
...
  1. #1
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    223
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    Default Why is it so slow?
    Hi,
    I have an iMac 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 1 GB 667 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM and my computer is slow as hell!
    From startup on average it takes about 7 minutes for it to go to the desktop and open safari. Safari alone took about 2-3 minutes to open up. I just reinstalled OSX on it and it didn't help. I'm running out of options here. I never have anything running and theres a few things on startup. I looked in activity monitor and my CPU percentage was like 10% at the most.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator Cer0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    MN/WI
    Posts
    14,001
    Thanks
    388
    Thanked 1,141 Times in 891 Posts

    Have you checked permisions and startup drive?

    Go into disk utility. That can be found in applications>utilities>disk utility.

    On your drive you should have option to verify permissions and verify drive. If either of those come up with an error run the repair button directly below the verify button.

  3. #3
    Livin the iPhone Life Poseidon79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    8,265
    Thanks
    819
    Thanked 1,681 Times in 1,159 Posts

    After you re installed OSX did you restore from a back up or start fresh?

  4. #4
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    223
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    i reinstalled fresh. backed everything up and then installed it fresh.

  5. #5
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    223
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    Can anyone help? I cant even be bothered to use this piece anymore since it takes me 20 minutes just to post this let alone doing anything else. 5 mins from moving mouse to the password log in showing up, 2 mins to register me typing my password and going to the desktop, 7 minutes to open up safari, then another 4 to navigate to this website and type this in, so 2 mins.

  6. #6
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    59
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts

    I have never heard of a mac running this slow. The only thing you could probably do is get a knew one, since you reinstalled OS X and it was still slow... it sounds like it's time for a new mac! BTW This is the hackintosh section..

  7. #7
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default make changes
    may be it's not an inside problem anymore..may be you should check up your hardware's and make some changed..That might actually work ...good luck
    Last edited by Phillip2168; 06-18-2014 at 02:25 AM. Reason: spelling mistake

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts