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Slowdown After Update

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Sep 27, 2006 10:52 AM
I have a Powerbook Ti with 768MB RAM running 10.3.9. This laptop has been working beautifully (an amazing workhorse) until I installed the last Security Update. Since then it has been incredibly slow doing everything (in every environment from typing text to moving windows to launching applications). Also, the fan which in the past ran only when the machine was grossly overtaxed now runs very frequently and for long stretches. Any likely causes that can be corrected? This is absolutely corrolated with the last Software Update I performed. Thanks for the help.
Powerbook Ti, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • littleshoulders Level 6 Level 6 (9,515 points)
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    Sep 27, 2006 8:36 PM (in response to Gus2006)
    Gus2006,

    First of all, Welcome to the Apple Discussions Forums!

    I know next to nothing of laptops (ie. Powerbooks) but I do know the importance of running Repair Permissions from Disk Utiltiy (In your Applications Folder>Utilities>Disk Utility) before and after updates (especially Security Updates). Was this performed and still the sluggishness after the update? If not try Repairing Permissions and see if any improvement.....

    best,

    littleshoulders [:-)
    iMac 400 Ruby Slot Loading G3, Mac OS X (10.3.9), iMac 400 Ruby 10.3.9/350 Indigo (both G3 640 MB RAM) (dead emac 700 Combo too!)
  • littleshoulders Level 6 Level 6 (9,515 points)
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    Sep 28, 2006 9:21 AM (in response to Gus2006)
    Gus2006,

    Just a guess, but I would guess it is a conflict with some third party software that you have installed.

    I have updated with all the Security Updates and not had any change in slowdowns with the system whatsoever. So, it must be some conflict with your setup.

    Sorry I can not advise what to do in that department but I think it would be worth looking into.

    littleshoulders [;-)
    iMac 400 Ruby Slot Loading G3, Mac OS X (10.3.9), iMac 400 Ruby 10.3.9/350 Indigo (both G3 640 MB RAM) (dead emac 700 Combo too!)

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