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Topic # 215148 14-Jun-2017 08:57
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Firstly, i am new to using Mac

 

From past week mac feels really slow. does not matter what i am working on, it just takes time to open or close.

 

Example:

 

using google chrome - usually open 5 tabs, if i close 1 tab, it responds and closes after 5-10 seconds.

 

using photoshop - working on a template, just changing from text to move tool, i see a rainbow loading thing for 5 seconds. (this is not using my mouse but using keyboard shortcuts)

 

back when i first started using mac, i opened tonnes more applications than i am using today.

 

Apps opened before a week - Chrome (min 5 tabs), chrome incognito window, Firefox, Photoshop, acrobat pro dc, Outlook, Excel.

 

Apps opened now - Chrome, Photoshop, acrobat, outlook

 

 

 

I have attached some screenshots of memory and activity report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let me know if you want more info..





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  Reply # 1799835 14-Jun-2017 09:03
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ssd or normal hard drive?







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  Reply # 1799842 14-Jun-2017 09:24
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l43a2:

 

ssd or normal hard drive?

 

 

Not sure if this is correct but 

 

under serial ATA Device Tree :

 

"Nvidia MCP79 AHCI"

 

  Vendor: NVidia

 

  Product: MCP79 AHCI

 

  Link Speed: 3 Gigabit

 

  Negotiated Link Speed: 3 Gigabit

 

  Physical Interconnect: SATA

 

  Description: AHCI Version 1.20 Supported





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  Reply # 1799843 14-Jun-2017 09:25
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Try resetting the PRAM by the following....

 

Shut down your iMac.

 

  • Power your iMac back on.
  • Immediately press the following combination of keys, before you see the grey startup screen: Command + Option + P + R.
  • Press and hold until your iMac restarts.
  • Allow your iMac to startup like normal.

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1799846 14-Jun-2017 09:29
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If the above does not improve it try an SMC reset as follows...

 

 

 

1.Shut down your iMac
2.Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet
3.Press and hold your iMac’s power button for 15 seconds
4.Release the power button
5.Reconnect your iMac’s power cord to the wall outlet
6.Wait for 5 seconds
7.Turn on  your iMac





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  Reply # 1799849 14-Jun-2017 09:44
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MikeB4:

 

Try resetting the PRAM by the following....

 

Shut down your iMac.

 

  • Power your iMac back on.
  • Immediately press the following combination of keys, before you see the grey startup screen: Command + Option + P + R.
  • Press and hold until your iMac restarts.
  • Allow your iMac to startup like normal.

 

 

 

 

 

just did the above steps.

 

I will try doing my usual stuff and see if there is any improvement.

 

else will try step 2





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  Reply # 1799851 14-Jun-2017 09:49
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If you have the $$$, I would seriously consider replacing the mechanical disk with an SSD. It will _really_ make a difference, and it's quite easy to do on a MAC.

 

 

 

Yosemite is quite old now.





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  Reply # 1799865 14-Jun-2017 10:26
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You also try the free maintenance app "onyx" Make sure you download the right version for your OS.





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  Reply # 1799870 14-Jun-2017 10:32
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How much RAM does the Mac have? SSD will help for swapping if you don´t have a lot. But if you are running a modern version of OS-X I would really recommend having 8 GB of RAM installed if at all possible.





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Your iMac is 8 years old now... I agree with the SSD recommendation, that would make the most difference in your speed.




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  Reply # 1800863 14-Jun-2017 11:07
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jarledb:

 

How much RAM does the Mac have? SSD will help for swapping if you don´t have a lot. But if you are running a modern version of OS-X I would really recommend having 8 GB of RAM installed if at all possible.

 

 

Ram (2+2) 4gb





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  Reply # 1800864 14-Jun-2017 11:08
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guyl:

 

Your iMac is 8 years old now... I agree with the SSD recommendation, that would make the most difference in your speed.

 

 

Well its a company who i will have to talk to for the upgrade.

 

2x4gb should be fine... right ?





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  Reply # 1800865 14-Jun-2017 11:09
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FineWine:

 

You also try the free maintenance app "onyx" Make sure you download the right version for your OS.

 

 

Installing now





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  Reply # 1800867 14-Jun-2017 11:12
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KillerHulk:

 

guyl:

 

Your iMac is 8 years old now... I agree with the SSD recommendation, that would make the most difference in your speed.

 

 

Well its a company who i will have to talk to for the upgrade.

 

2x4gb should be fine... right ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both Chrome and Photoshop LOVE using RAM... The more the better, so if you can afford it, go to 8GB.


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  Reply # 1800870 14-Jun-2017 11:25
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guyl:

 

KillerHulk:

 

guyl:

 

Your iMac is 8 years old now... I agree with the SSD recommendation, that would make the most difference in your speed.

 

 

Well its a company who i will have to talk to for the upgrade.

 

2x4gb should be fine... right ?

 

 

Both Chrome and Photoshop LOVE using RAM... The more the better, so if you can afford it, go to 8GB.

 

 

I always max out my RAM, have done since my W$ndows days.





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  Reply # 1800871 14-Jun-2017 11:28
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I also suggest more RAM. Installing RAM on the 27" iMacs is a very simple.





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