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Sunny
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:21 pm    Post subject: My Macmini is So slow! Reply with quote

Machine Name: Mac mini
Machine Model: PowerMac10,1
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 1.42 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 512 MB
Bus Speed: 167 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.8.9f1
This is what I have and it is one of the first Macmini's made. Lately it has gotten extremely slow... I bought a new MM in Nov but have not changed it over yet...I'm afraid that I may have some virus or something that I do not want to transfer to my new one. I haven't posted in a long time because every thing has been going great. I'm 74 and not the least Tech savy...good at cut and paste...but thats about all.

I started to download Spybot for Macs...but thought I'd better ask y'all first. Thanks for your time. Sunny
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What version of Mac OS X?

How full is the hard drive?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi....Tiger....and I don't know how to find out much is left on it...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

click once on your HD icon to select it,
then click cmd and the i key together (cmd+I).
This will bring up an information window where you can see your HD stats.
Alternatively you can do a control+click (right click) on the HD icon and select Get Info from the drop-down menu.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

512 megs of ram key word there.

most people running tiger use a gig of ram and yes they do make 1 gig moduals for that model of mini.

also???

have you checked your hard drive space yet

go into finder or just click on the desktop image on your desktop then from the menu select utilities and then run disk repair
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well....in my search I found that this is a Panther not Tiger....any way I finally found something...

Mount Point : / Capacity : 74.4 GB (79,892,106,240 Bytes)
Format : Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Available : 52.2 GB (56,000,540,672 Bytes)
Owners Enabled : Yes Used : 22.3 GB (23,891,562,496 Bytes)
Number of Folders : 93,398 Number of Files : 347,022

I clicked on a repair button...not sure what I did...or even if it will work...I'll let you know...I feel so inept . Thanks again all of you for your time.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another thing that you might want to look at the the Activity Moniter.

It is an application in the Utilities folder and it can show you if any programs are hogging the computer. You would want to select the All Processes from the selection button, and then click on the %CPU column. If it is showing a column of 0.0 then click on the header again, to reverse the sort.

What you want to look for, is anything using a large percentage of the CPU.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:37 pm    Post subject: Power PC mini Reply with quote

As far as I'm aware, their isn't anything
in the wild thats nefarious written to run
on or infect a Mac with a PowerPC Processor
(PPC) which is what you have. So, don't waist
your time downloading Spy Detection Software.

When's the last time you Repaired Permissions?
If Disc Repair didn't work then "Repair Permissions".
Repairing Permissions on a PPC mini will likely take
a while. I would try Repairing Permissions several
times. Don't do it once and give up.

If your HD isn't almost full and you've Repaired
your Disc as well as Permissions and your not
doing anything differently, I suspect your HD
may be failing. Make sure your Info is backed up
just in case.
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