9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 10, 2005 10:58 PM by Carl Jerris
MAClaus Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
Hi! I have 3 years with my mac, since then all was perfect but recently I noticed now is getting slow and I don't know why. On PC's this kind of problem solves by defragment the hard disk so I think maybe I must do this, but I don't know how. I'm not too expert with computers so I ask to anyone who knows how I can keep my mac in good shape. Regards to you all!
  • Wade Peeler Level 6 Level 6 (10,905 points)
    Take a look at Dr. Smoke's FAQ on OS X maintenance.
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,875 points)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions!

    Defragmenting is rarely recommended on Mac OS 8.1 or higher systems. However, if you give us more details about:

    1. Which Mac model you are using?
    2. How much RAM your Mac has?
    3. How much free disk space you have?
    4. What application is slowing down?
    5. Is this happening to one application in particular, and if not, which are the applications that are affected?
    6. Was anything recently installed or connected to the machine?
    7. What operating system are you running?

    Fill out the profile in the Preferences link on the right to answer as many of those questions as can be done, while answering the rest in your reply please?
  • MAClaus Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    G5, Mac OS X 10.2.7, 1.6 GHz, 62GHz free disk... Photoshop 7 seems to work slower as usual even with small images.

    Thanks for your reply.
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,875 points)
    How much RAM in About This Mac in the Apple menu?
  • MAClaus Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Thanks Wade I'll check it out right now!
  • Eme Level 5 Level 5 (5,635 points)
    Hi MAClaus, & Welcome .

    In Apple discusssion in the sidebar go > Preferences> My Computer if you like you can fill that in,enter you specific Model, os, etc.... which can help person/s advising you,& you got good ones )

    Good luck , bet & hope it gets its pep back.Let us know.

    Thanks,
    Eme:~)
  • MAClaus Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    256 MB. It could be for create and delete files continuously?
  • MAClaus Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Ok. Thanks!
  • Carl Jerris Level 5 Level 5 (5,090 points)
    When my mac got slow in 10.2 it was usually caches. But do clean out the logs as well.

    There are several ways to clear them.

    Applejack (donation ware), Jaguar Cache Cleaner(Used to be free now shareware), Yasu and Onyx. The last two can also run the maintenance scripts (necessary if you shut your mac down at night).

    I use Onyx and Applejack

    All can be downloaded at VersionTracker

    http://www.versiontracker.com/macosx/