iMac Slowing dowwwnnn......

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My brand new January bought iMac G4 1GHZ is slowing to a crawl. Konfabulator is the only backround utility, and Activity Monitor won't start up. I've had to force restart a lot lately because of buggy DVDs, and now at startup the blinking folder icon comes up for 2 seconds then it boots OS X.3 . Diskwarrior doesn't help, and Disk Utility turns up thousands of incorrect permissions. Something like "should be 0, is 503". It's no big problem, but I'd like to know what the problem actually is. I'm indexing the drive overnight tonight.

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Have you tried...

Have you tried running the Repair Permissions thing in Disk Utility?

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Yes

i just did, and the thing seems slower than normal. Should I just let it be, or try something else? The HD has no known problems, just apps are really slow starting up. When the comp starts, Finder takes a long time to load (5-6 secs) and Safari, it takes up to 7 secs for the menu bar to change. I installed a 512MB RAM module back 1 month ago, could this be it? it hasn't acted up at all.

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take the chip out, and see if

take the chip out, and see if that helps. you might have installed a slower-than-stock ramchip

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Nope

I will try, but It's the exact same specs as the preinstalled one, only twice as big.

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I don't know how you managed

I don't know how you managed to screw up your iMac in a few months Laughing out loud
I like customizing Macs, mine crashes sometimes because of that, I have about 20 shareware utils and stuff running constantly. But THIS?

BTW, where do you buy RAM? I think it was worth for me to pay $20 extra for a good quality Kingston.

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Kingston

I got Kingston RAM. The RAM isnt the problem - I've tried to mod actual system files, with no luck. I'll just do a clean install of the system files.

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Maybe them system files got c

Maybe them system files got corrupted?

Get TechTool and check it out. WHile you're there, I suggest you replace your iMac's hard drive with an IBM 180GXP 120GB drive. I did, and it's much faster now (not on-topic speed boost, but it's just a fast drive). Then keep the old drive on Firewire for home/school stuff.

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scam

Don't bother with or believe anything tech tool reports. It's just a scam.

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Are you sure of this? I was s

Are you sure of this? I was suspecting it already. I mean, it's obvious SOMETHING is wrong with my Wallstreet and it says everything is peachy.
At first I though that it doesn't check the PMU board (which is making the trouble) but noooooo.........

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He may indeed have a problem, but tech tool is not the tool for reliable diagnosis.

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