3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 1, 2012 5:02 PM by BDAqua
rkknollmueller Level 1 Level 1

My computer has recently been so slow that it takes 10 minutes to come up and then freezes so I have to begin again. My system is Mac OSX 10.5.8. What is the cause and how can I remedy this problem?

Thanks.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    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, are there a lot of Pageouts?

    https://discussions.apple.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/2-18666790-125104/AMPageouts.jpg

  • rkknollmueller Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for your ideas but I could not even find the screen illustrated above for CPU--pageouts etc. I found Activity Monito on a screen listing many items from A to Z  but nothing opened. It only showed when the program was set up. What do I do now?

    Oh, dear,

    Ruth

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    Hi Ruth, did you click on the System Memory tab shown above?