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Question: computer beachballing and very slow

I have included my EtreCheck report and would appreciate some feedback. I had asked Apple for some help with Photos and since then - 3 days ago my machine has been very slow. I have included both the major issues and the minor issues.

I want to make a Photobook which I have done many times before with no problems. This time everything seems so low and each photo is taking about 3 minutes to edit.

Any help would be appreciated.

EtreCheck version: 4.2.1 (4C020)

Report generated: 2018-04-22 15:10:59

Download EtreCheck from https://etrecheck.com

Runtime: 7:38

Performance: Below Average


Problem: Beachballing

Description:

My Imac has become very slow and beach balling every few minutes especially when I am in Photos


Major Issues:

Anything that appears on this list needs immediate attention.


No Time Machine backup - Time Machine backup not found.

Obsolete hardware - This machine may be considered obsolete.


Minor Issues:

These issues do not need immediate attention but they may indicate future problems.


Upgradeable RAM - This machine has upgradeable RAM that would help its performance.

Small backup drive - Time Machine backup drive is too small.

Low performance - EtreCheck report took over 5 minutes to run. This is unusual.


Hardware Information:

iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) - Obsolete!

iMac Model: iMac10,1

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

4 GB RAM Upgradeable

BANK 0/DIMM0 - Empty

BANK 1/DIMM0 - Empty

BANK 0/DIMM1 - 2 GB DDR3 1067 ok

BANK 1/DIMM1 - 2 GB DDR3 1067 ok


Video Information:

NVIDIA GeForce 9400 - VRAM: 256 MB

iMac 1920 x 1080


Drives:

disk0 - ST3500418ASQ 500.11 GB (Mechanical)

Internal SATA 3 Gigabit Serial ATA

disk0s1 - EFI (MS-DOS FAT32) [EFI] 210 MB

disk0s2 - Macintosh HD (Journaled HFS+) 499.25 GB

disk0s3 - Recovery HD (Journaled HFS+) [Recovery] 650 MB


Mounted Volumes:

disk0s2 - Macintosh HD 499.25 GB (124.86 GB free)

Journaled HFS+

Mount point: /


Network:

Interface en0: Ethernet

One IPv4 address

Interface fw0: FireWire

Interface en1: Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n

One IPv4 address

Interface en3: iPhone

Interface en2: Bluetooth PAN

iCloud Quota: 91.14 GB available


System Software:

macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 (17D102)

Time since boot: Less than an hour

System Load: 2.62 (1 min ago) 2.01 (5 min ago) 1.65 (15 min ago)


Security:

System Status
Gatekeeper Mac App Store and identified developers
System Integrity Protection Enabled


System Launch Agents:

[Not Loaded] 9 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 167 Apple tasks
[Running] 114 Apple tasks


System Launch Daemons:

[Not Loaded] 34 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 186 Apple tasks
[Running] 112 Apple tasks


User Launch Agents:

[Running] com.spotify.webhelper.plist (Spotify - installed 2018-04-20)
[Loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2018-02-04)
[Loaded] com.logmein.GoToMeeting.G2MUpdate.plist (Citrix Online LLC - installed 2018-03-12)
[Loaded] com.citrixonline.GoToMeeting.G2MUpdate.plist (Citrix Online LLC - installed 2018-03-12)
[Loaded] com.skype.skype.shareagent.plist (Skype Communications S.a.r.l - installed 2018-02-16)


User Login Items:

StartUpHelper SMLoginItem (Spotify - installed 2018-02-27)

(/Applications/Spotify.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/StartUpHelper.app)


Internet Plug-ins:

JavaAppletPlugin: 15.0.1 (installed 2015-02-03)

FlashPlayer-10.6: 28.0.0.137 (installed 2018-01-16)

QuickTime Plugin: 7.7.3 (installed 2018-01-19)

Flash Player: 28.0.0.137 (installed 2018-01-16)

OfficeLiveBrowserPlugin: 12.2.5 (installed 2010-06-19)

Unity Web Player: UnityPlayer version 3.1.0f4 (installed 2010-11-30)

iPhotoPhotocast: 7.0 (installed 2013-05-05)


Safari Extensions:

1Password Safari Extension Companion - Mac App Store - (installed 2017-02-24)


3rd Party Preference Panes:

Flash Player (installed 2017-12-15)

MacFUSE (installed 2011-05-21)


Time Machine:

Time Machine Not Configured!


Top Processes by CPU:

Process (count) Source % of CPU
WindowServer Apple 11
cloudd Apple 9
kernel_task Apple 3
mdworker (6) Apple 2
nsurlsessiond (2) Apple 1


Top Processes by Memory:

Process (count) Source RAM usage
kernel_task Apple 491 MB
Photos Apple 228 MB
com.apple.WebKit.WebContent Apple 171 MB
Mail Apple 165 MB
Safari Apple 122 MB


Top Processes by Network Use:

Process Source Input Output
Mail Apple 4 MB 27 KB
mDNSResponder Apple 128 KB 65 KB
apsd Apple 16 KB 23 KB
cloudd Apple 15 KB 11 KB
netbiosd Apple 6 KB 2 KB


Top Processes by Energy Use:

Process (count) Source Energy usage (0-100)
cloudd Apple 4
WindowServer Apple 3
cloudphotosd Apple 1
nsurlsessiond (2) Apple 1
mdworker (6) Apple 1


Virtual Memory Information:

Available RAM 873 MB
Free RAM 17 MB
Used RAM 3.15 GB
Cached files 856 MB
Swap Used 512 KB


Diagnostics Information (past 7 days):

2018-04-22 14:48:39 Last Shutdown Cause: 0 - Power loss (once)

2018-04-18 11:35:38 logind Crash (once)

*** multi-threaded process forked ***

crashed on child side of fork pre-exec

2018-04-18 10:47:09 cloudphotosd.app Crash (once)


End of report

EtreCheck version: 4.2.1 (4C020)

Report generated: 2018-04-22 15:10:59

Download EtreCheck from https://etrecheck.com

Runtime: 7:38

Performance: Below Average


Problem: Beachballing

Description:

My Imac has become very slow and beach balling every few minutes especially when I am in Photos


Major Issues:

Anything that appears on this list needs immediate attention.


No Time Machine backup - Time Machine backup not found.

Obsolete hardware - This machine may be considered obsolete.


Minor Issues:

These issues do not need immediate attention but they may indicate future problems.


Upgradeable RAM - This machine has upgradeable RAM that would help its performance.

Small backup drive - Time Machine backup drive is too small.

Low performance - EtreCheck report took over 5 minutes to run. This is unusual.


Hardware Information:

iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) - Obsolete!

iMac Model: iMac10,1

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

4 GB RAM Upgradeable

BANK 0/DIMM0 - Empty

BANK 1/DIMM0 - Empty

BANK 0/DIMM1 - 2 GB DDR3 1067 ok

BANK 1/DIMM1 - 2 GB DDR3 1067 ok


Video Information:

NVIDIA GeForce 9400 - VRAM: 256 MB

iMac 1920 x 1080


Drives:

disk0 - ST3500418ASQ 500.11 GB (Mechanical)

Internal SATA 3 Gigabit Serial ATA

disk0s1 - EFI (MS-DOS FAT32) [EFI] 210 MB

disk0s2 - Macintosh HD (Journaled HFS+) 499.25 GB

disk0s3 - Recovery HD (Journaled HFS+) [Recovery] 650 MB


Mounted Volumes:

disk0s2 - Macintosh HD 499.25 GB (124.86 GB free)

Journaled HFS+

Mount point: /


Network:

Interface en0: Ethernet

One IPv4 address

Interface fw0: FireWire

Interface en1: Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n

One IPv4 address

Interface en3: iPhone

Interface en2: Bluetooth PAN

iCloud Quota: 91.14 GB available


System Software:

macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 (17D102)

Time since boot: Less than an hour

System Load: 2.62 (1 min ago) 2.01 (5 min ago) 1.65 (15 min ago)


Security:

System Status
Gatekeeper Mac App Store and identified developers
System Integrity Protection Enabled


System Launch Agents:

[Not Loaded] 9 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 167 Apple tasks
[Running] 114 Apple tasks


System Launch Daemons:

[Not Loaded] 34 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 186 Apple tasks
[Running] 112 Apple tasks


User Launch Agents:

[Running] com.spotify.webhelper.plist (Spotify - installed 2018-04-20)
[Loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2018-02-04)
[Loaded] com.logmein.GoToMeeting.G2MUpdate.plist (Citrix Online LLC - installed 2018-03-12)
[Loaded] com.citrixonline.GoToMeeting.G2MUpdate.plist (Citrix Online LLC - installed 2018-03-12)
[Loaded] com.skype.skype.shareagent.plist (Skype Communications S.a.r.l - installed 2018-02-16)


User Login Items:

StartUpHelper SMLoginItem (Spotify - installed 2018-02-27)

(/Applications/Spotify.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/StartUpHelper.app)


Internet Plug-ins:

JavaAppletPlugin: 15.0.1 (installed 2015-02-03)

FlashPlayer-10.6: 28.0.0.137 (installed 2018-01-16)

QuickTime Plugin: 7.7.3 (installed 2018-01-19)

Flash Player: 28.0.0.137 (installed 2018-01-16)

OfficeLiveBrowserPlugin: 12.2.5 (installed 2010-06-19)

Unity Web Player: UnityPlayer version 3.1.0f4 (installed 2010-11-30)

iPhotoPhotocast: 7.0 (installed 2013-05-05)


Safari Extensions:

1Password Safari Extension Companion - Mac App Store - (installed 2017-02-24)


3rd Party Preference Panes:

Flash Player (installed 2017-12-15)

MacFUSE (installed 2011-05-21)


Time Machine:

Time Machine Not Configured!


Top Processes by CPU:

Process (count) Source % of CPU
WindowServer Apple 11
cloudd Apple 9
kernel_task Apple 3
mdworker (6) Apple 2
nsurlsessiond (2) Apple 1


Top Processes by Memory:

Process (count) Source RAM usage
kernel_task Apple 491 MB
Photos Apple 228 MB
com.apple.WebKit.WebContent Apple 171 MB
Mail Apple 165 MB
Safari Apple 122 MB


Top Processes by Network Use:

Process Source Input Output
Mail Apple 4 MB 27 KB
mDNSResponder Apple 128 KB 65 KB
apsd Apple 16 KB 23 KB
cloudd Apple 15 KB 11 KB
netbiosd Apple 6 KB 2 KB


Top Processes by Energy Use:

Process (count) Source Energy usage (0-100)
cloudd Apple 4
WindowServer Apple 3
cloudphotosd Apple 1
nsurlsessiond (2) Apple 1
mdworker (6) Apple 1


Virtual Memory Information:

Available RAM 873 MB
Free RAM 17 MB
Used RAM 3.15 GB
Cached files 856 MB
Swap Used 512 KB


Diagnostics Information (past 7 days):

2018-04-22 14:48:39 Last Shutdown Cause: 0 - Power loss (once)

2018-04-18 11:35:38 logind Crash (once)

*** multi-threaded process forked ***

crashed on child side of fork pre-exec

2018-04-18 10:47:09 cloudphotosd.app Crash (once)


End of report

MacBook Pro, Yosemite 10.10.4

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