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Question: photos slows my iMac to a crawl in high sierra

can someone please help me....i have a late 2009 iMac....since upgrading to high sierra my mac slows to a crawl when photos is opened......below is my ere check info...

thank you!!!

EtreCheck version: 3.4.6 (460)

Report generated 2017-12-11 20:11:01

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Runtime: 4:12

Performance: Good


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Problem: Computer is too slow


Hardware Information:

iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009)

[Technical Specifications] - [User Guide] - [Warranty & Service]

iMac - model: iMac10,1

1 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Duo) CPU: 2-core

4 GB RAM Upgradeable - [Instructions]

BANK 0/DIMM0

Empty

BANK 1/DIMM0

Empty

BANK 0/DIMM1

2 GB DDR3 1067 MHz ok

BANK 1/DIMM1

2 GB DDR3 1067 MHz ok

Handoff/Airdrop2: not supported

Wireless: en1: 802.11 a/b/g/n

iCloud Quota: 3.32 GB available


Video Information:

NVIDIA GeForce 9400 - VRAM: 256 MB

iMac 1920 x 1080


Disk Information:

ST3500418ASQ disk0: (500.11 GB) (Rotational)

[Show SMART report]

EFI (disk0s1 - MS-DOS FAT32) <not mounted> [EFI]: 210 MB

Macintosh HD (disk0s2 - Journaled HFS+) / [Startup]: 499.25 GB (224.58 GB free)

Recovery HD (disk0s3 - HFS+) <not mounted> [Recovery]: 650 MB


OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5680H ()


USB Information:

USBBus

Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver

Logitech USB Receiver

USBBus

Apple Inc. BRCM2046 Hub

Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

USB20Bus

Apple Inc. Built-in iSight

USB20Bus

Apple Internal Memory Card Reader

Western Digital My Passport 0830

USB 2.0 Hub

Apple Inc. iPhone


Virtual disks:

My Passport (disk1s2 - Case-sensitive Journaled HFS+) /Volumes/My Passport : 999.83 GB (274.22 GB free)

Physical disk: My Passport 0830 999.83 GB (274.22 GB free)


System Software:

macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 (17C88) - Time since boot: about 4 hours


Gatekeeper:

Mac App Store and identified developers


Kernel Extensions:

/System/Library/Extensions

[not loaded] com.nvidia.CUDA (1.1.0) [Lookup]

[not loaded] com.palm.ClassicNotSeizeDriver (3.2.1) [Lookup]

[not loaded] com.wdc.driver.1394.64.10.9 (1.0.1 - SDK 10.9) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.wdc.driver.USB.64.10.9 (1.0.1 - SDK 10.9) [Lookup]


Startup Items:

ParallelsDesktopTransporter: Path: /Library/StartupItems/ParallelsDesktopTransporter

Startup items no longer function in OS X Yosemite or later


System Launch Agents:

[not loaded] 9 Apple tasks

[loaded] 166 Apple tasks

[running] 89 Apple tasks

[killed] 26 Apple tasks

26 processes killed due to insufficient RAM


System Launch Daemons:

[not loaded] 30 Apple tasks

[loaded] 191 Apple tasks

[running] 91 Apple tasks

[killed] 20 Apple tasks

20 processes killed due to insufficient RAM


Launch Agents:

[failed] com.adobe.ARMDCHelper.cc24aef4a1b90ed56a725c38014c95072f92651fb65e1bf9c8e43c37a2 3d420d.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2017-01-10) [Lookup]

[running] com.epson.Epson_Low_Ink_Reminder.launcher.plist (EPSON - installed 2017-02-01) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.epson.esua.launcher.plist (Seiko Epson Corporation - installed 2017-12-01) [Lookup]

[running] com.epson.eventmanager.agent.plist (Seiko Epson Corporation - installed 2017-07-03) [Lookup]

[running] com.epson.scannermonitor.plist (Seiko Epson Corporation - installed 2017-07-03) [Lookup]

[failed] com.nvidia.CUDASoftwareUpdate.plist (NVIDIA Corporation - installed 2017-01-11) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist (? 2ddc1fc2 72ac4dde - installed 2017-08-29) [Lookup]


Launch Daemons:

[loaded] com.adobe.ARMDC.Communicator.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2017-01-10) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.adobe.ARMDC.SMJobBlessHelper.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2017-01-10) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist (? 2afb3af7 a56d5fc2 - installed 2017-10-25) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.nvidia.cudad.plist (NVIDIA Corporation - installed 2017-01-11) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist (Shell Script e3fefdd2 - installed 2017-07-22) [Lookup]


User Launch Agents:

[loaded] com.dropbox.DropboxMacUpdate.agent.plist (Dropbox, Inc. - installed 2017-08-10) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2017-09-27) [Lookup]

[loaded] com.valvesoftware.steamclean.plist (? 8bfc2419 6db598b5 - installed 2017-12-02) [Lookup]


User Login Items:

Backup and Sync Application - Hidden

(/Applications/Backup and Sync.app)


Internet Plug-ins:

JavaAppletPlugin: Java 8 Update 144 build 01 (installed 2017-11-28) Check version

FlashPlayer-10.6: 27.0.0.187 (installed 2017-11-15) [Lookup]

QuickTime Plugin: 7.7.3 (installed 2017-12-08)

AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: 17.012.20098 (installed 2017-12-04) [Lookup]

AdobePDFViewer: 18.009.20050 (installed 2017-12-04) [Lookup]

CANONiMAGEGATEWAYDL: 3.1.0.2 (installed 2009-09-09) [Lookup]

Flash Player: 27.0.0.187 (installed 2017-11-15) [Lookup]

Google Earth Web Plug-in: 6.1 (installed 2011-10-17) [Lookup]

PepperFlashPlayer: 27.0.0.187 (installed 2017-11-15) [Lookup]

Silverlight: 5.1.50901.0 (installed 2017-08-18) [Lookup]

iPhotoPhotocast: 7.0 (installed 2010-04-03)


User internet Plug-ins:

WebEx64: 1.0 (installed 2015-07-17) [Lookup]


Safari Extensions:

[not loaded] 1Password - AgileBits - https://agilebits.com/onepassword (installed 2017-11-08)

[not loaded] Ka-Block! - David Graham & Josh Peek - http://kablock.com (installed 2017-10-21)


3rd Party Preference Panes:

Flash Player (installed 2017-10-25) [Lookup]

Flip4Mac WMV (installed 2013-03-29) [Lookup]

Java (installed 2017-08-29) [Lookup]

MacFUSE (installed 2008-12-19) [Lookup]


Time Machine:

Skip System Files: NO

Mobile backups: OFF

Auto backup: YES

Volumes being backed up:

Macintosh HD: Disk size: 499.25 GB Disk used: 274.67 GB

Destinations:

My Passport [Local]

Total size: 999.83 GB

Total number of backups: 117

Oldest backup: 3/4/16, 6:28 AM

Last backup: 12/11/17, 8:00 PM

Size of backup disk: Adequate

Backup size 999.83 GB > (Disk used 274.67 GB X 3)


Top Processes by CPU:

6% mds_stores

6% WindowServer

5% mdworker

5% mdworker

3% mds


Top Processes by Memory:

605 MB com.apple.WebKit.WebContent

559 MB kernel_task

95 MB Safari

83 MB WindowServer

50 MB mds_stores


Top Processes by Network Use:

Input Output Process name

203 KB 159 KB mDNSResponder

24 KB 24 KB apsd

37 KB 0 B launchd

6 KB 4 KB netbiosd

0 B 252 B natpmpd


Top Processes by Energy Use:

7.14 WindowServer

3.68 mds_stores

1.66 AddressBookSourceSync

1.06 accountsd


Virtual Memory Information:

809 MB Available RAM

33 MB Free RAM

3.21 GB Used RAM

776 MB Cached files

136 MB Swap Used


Software installs (last 30 days):

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (18.009.20044): (installed 2017-11-14)

Adobe Flash Player: (installed 2017-11-15)

Adobe Pepper Flash Player: (installed 2017-11-15)

EPSON Software Updater: (installed 2017-12-01)

EPSON Printer Driver: (installed 2017-12-01)

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (18.009.20050): (installed 2017-12-04)


Install information may not be complete.


Diagnostics Events (last 3 days for minor events):

2017-12-11 07:49:00 com.apple.WebKit.WebContent High CPU use [Open] [Details]


Files deleted by EtreCheck:

2017-12-04 22:12:20 - com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist - Unknown

2017-12-04 22:12:20 - ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.adwarecleaner.hlprawc.plist - Unknown

2017-12-04 22:12:20 - ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.macpaw.CleanMyMac3.Scheduler.plist - Unknown

2017-12-04 22:12:20 - ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.pcv.hlpramcn.plist - Unknown

2017-12-04 22:12:53 - /Library/LaunchAgents/com.canon.MFManager.plist - Unknown

2017-12-04 22:12:53 - /Library/LaunchAgents/com.parallels.desktop.launch.plist - Unknown

2017-12-04 22:12:53 - /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.nvidia.cuda.launcher.plist - Unknown

null-OTHER, iOS 10.3.2

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Hardware decisions are personal - unless you are an expert buy from an Apple store or a good Mac vendor like Other World Computing


no idea about the background processes - they are too many variables - keeping the Mac powered and awake speeds the process but depending on photos size, RAW VS JPEG, disk speed, available memory and memory speed, etc, etc ,etc the length will vary a lot - for 12,000 I'd look at several weeks probably

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Dec 12, 2017 4:58 AM in response to LarryHN In response to LarryHN

thank you larry....two questions....what type of memory should i buy ...i have approx 12,000 photos stored on the computer....do you have a guess about how long it would take to run the background processes?...


thank you


bill walker

Dec 12, 2017 4:58 AM

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Dec 15, 2017 2:36 PM in response to Billwalker65 In response to Billwalker65

Hardware decisions are personal - unless you are an expert buy from an Apple store or a good Mac vendor like Other World Computing


no idea about the background processes - they are too many variables - keeping the Mac powered and awake speeds the process but depending on photos size, RAW VS JPEG, disk speed, available memory and memory speed, etc, etc ,etc the length will vary a lot - for 12,000 I'd look at several weeks probably

LN

Dec 15, 2017 2:36 PM

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Question: photos slows my iMac to a crawl in high sierra