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  • tahoeduffy Calculating status...
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    Apr 2, 2013 8:32 PM (in response to constval)

    I just bought a brand new macbook air, and everything seemed to be runningt fine.  Until I updated the OS.  Now the app store and itunes are really slow!

  • AkChris82 Calculating status...
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    Apr 2, 2013 9:44 PM (in response to tahoeduffy)

    what's the memory? could be some programs running in the background that could be an issue also. iTunes & my App Store App run somewhat slow get Onyx. It's a GREAT Utilities App.

  • adi96 Calculating status...
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    Apr 2, 2013 9:51 PM (in response to tahoeduffy)

    I have bought an iMac a month ago. I have your same problem before updates.

  • AkChris82 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Apr 2, 2013 9:58 PM (in response to adi96)

    Which iMac did ya Buy? How much Memory? ever thought about adding More memory it's not exspensive to Do so..just Go to Cruical.com & see what you can Get. I've got an iMac myself  with 4GB stock & bought two 4GB Sticks from Amazon for less than $50.

  • adi96 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 2, 2013 10:05 PM (in response to AkChris82)

    I think you're wrong because I bought iMac with 8 GB ram and apple added 8 GB now I have 16 GB. This is a software problem, not an hardware one.

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    Jul 13, 2013 9:00 PM (in response to Ralph Landry1)

    it is an imac 7,1 and 1gb

  • MichelPM Level 5 Level 5 (7,140 points)
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    Jul 13, 2013 9:17 PM (in response to birdgirl01)

    what are you asking and why didn't you just start a new post if you're having an issue with your iMac?

    You are resurrecting a 3 month old thread.

     

    If your iMac is slow, your iMac can take up to 6 GBs of RAM max..

    How full is your Mac's hard drive?  If there is less than 20 GBs left on your internal. it's time to consider archiving and deleting data off of the drive

    Do you run any antivirus software on your Mac? Antivirus software can slow down the normal operation of OS X.

    Do you run any "crapware" like Mackeeper or any other type of "crapware" like  so called hard drive or memory "cleaning" apps?

    Correct and reliable Mac RAM can be purchased from online Mac RAM sources Crucial memory or OWC (macsales.com).

    OWC has the 6 Gb RAM kit for your iMac.

     

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/5300DDR2S6GP/

     

    Good Luck!

  • birdgirl01 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 13, 2013 9:59 PM (in response to MichelPM)

    how do i find out how full it is? i emptied my trash. my imac has 1GB memory. My dau said she upgraded to snow leopard how do i find out if it worked?

  • MichelPM Level 5 Level 5 (7,140 points)
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    Jul 13, 2013 10:07 PM (in response to birdgirl01)

    Click once on the Macintosh HD icon of  a hard drive, the use the key combination Command-I

    That will tell you hard drive space used out of the total hard drive space available.

     

    If you want find out more about your iMac, click the Apple logo in the far left of OS X's main menu bar.

    Click About this Mac. A small pop-up window appears with some info about your iMac.

    Click the More info button, and a larger window pops open.

    Copy/ paste all of this info into a reply to this post editing out your iMac's serial number.

    This will tell everything we need to know abou the iMac.

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