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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:17 am    Post subject: Mini very, very slow. Help! Reply with quote

Hi,

I have a grave problem: my mini running Snow Leopard has slowed down to a crawl. Opening a page may take 20 seconds with a lot of beach ball spinning.

I can't figure what the cause would be. I didn't install large programs recently. The only suspect is the fact I just returned from overseas where I stayed several months using an identical mini.
Before I returned home, I made a total CCC backup of my overseas mini on an external drive.
When at home, CCC restored my backup into my home mini. All seemed OK although I lost my beloved Sidenote(!) (More exactly I lost the drawer function, which is the most practical thing you can find)
Then I found everything in slow motion, inboard as well as online.

It is very urgent because I do everything on this Mac and I now find myself stuck!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Different region!!!!

Just like windows mac os x has regions and each region of mac os x functions in different country's like the u.s version of snow leopard will work in all other countrys however lets say china for example there version will lag out any machine in the u.s because of goverment restrictions in that country so you are basically out of luck sorry
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where do you come up with this stuff?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:58 pm    Post subject: MM Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
Where do you come up with this stuff?

SC
From the moon perhaps.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might not be that far off!

Maurice, I would suggest that perhaps one of the easiest things you could do to test it, is fire up Activity Monitor and see what's running in the back ground that is soaking up the CPU time.

The second easiest thing to do might be to create a new user and see if it's also slow while using that user. If it's fast, then there is something wrong with your regular user space. If it's not then it might be something that was installed and is very demanding. Again, Activity Monitor will help you there.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Activity Monitor has many, legitimate-looking items such as calendar, stickies, etc.. all less than 1%.
The only heavies are kernel task: 2.7% and Firefox:12.9%.
I have 2 profiles, both slow. Sometimes the Mac gets offline by itself. Maybe the problem is with the router or the wireless modem? My ISP is no great help.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:42 pm    Post subject: OSX Reply with quote

time to do clean install
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How big is your hard drive and how full is it?
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