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Slow Mac 10.5.8

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BigMoe1290 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 3, 2012 11:18 AM

I have been experiencing trouble with my Mac (2.53Ghz and 4GB Mem running Mac OS X 10.5.8). It's been running really slow lately especially when I'm in the internet.
Already ran a disk utility verification and turned out to be ok. Also looked at the Activities Monitor but no signs of high CPU usage there.

 

Please some help I need it for college and it's starting to really bother me

 

Thanks

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to BigMoe1290)

    Hello, see how many of these you can answer...

     

    See if the Disk is issuing any S.M.A.R.T errors in Disk Utility...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH7029

     

     

    Open Activity Monitor in Applications>Utilities, select All Processes & sort on CPU%, any indications there?

     

    How much RAM & free space do you have also, click on the Memory & Disk Usage Tabs.

     

    Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when this happens.

     

    In the Memory tab of Activity Monitor, are there a lot of Pageouts?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 12:26 PM (in response to BigMoe1290)

    The upgrade is cheap, may help, may make it worse, tough to tell.

     

    So, no messages in Console?

     

    For Internet, try this...

     

    For 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8, System Preferences>Network, unlock the lock if need be, highlight the Interface you use to connect to Internet, click on the advanced button, click on the DNS tab, click on the little plus icon, then add these numbers...

     

    208.67.222.222

    208.67.220.220

     

    Click OK.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 12:51 PM (in response to BigMoe1290)

    Some things it reports are innocuos, but mainly warching for failed, error, or retry messages.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 12:02 AM (in response to BigMoe1290)

    Great news, thanks BigMoe!

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