#1
WTF do I do to fix this?


I bought it new in 2011. It was fast as ****, everything I did was INSTANT. Which made me fall in love with Macs because it was night and day compared to PC, even PCs with far superior specs didn't feel anywhere near this smooth. The far superior UI and virtually never having to worry about viruses (4 years and counting with no A/V and STILL no infections, ever) was just icing on the cake.

The last year has been a gradual decline. Now it's slow as f*ck. It like someone switched my computer with a shitty windows vista pc with terrible specs. Its getting unbearable.

What am I supposed to do to fix this? I'm still on Snow Leopard. If I do the free upgrade to Mountain Lion will it be fixed? Or made worse? I have no clue what to do. I can't do a clean install because I lost my disc, and I don't have a USB.
Last edited by radiogaga88 at Mar 15, 2015,
#4
What you really need is a new PC.
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#5
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#6
I assume all of your hardware has degraded. From my experience, Macs run hotter than the sun - I remember taking my MBP for a fix once and they basically said that something had actually burnt out.
#7
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I assume all of your hardware has degraded. From my experience, Macs run hotter than the sun - I remember taking my MBP for a fix once and they basically said that something had actually burnt out.



My iMac actually had always just felt warm, absolutely NOWHERE near the heat of my old Mabook Pro. I could have grilled a fvcking egg on that thing.

And hardware degration is a thing? I mean I knew parts fail... But I assumed when a part failed it would cause errors and the computer would be unusable... When parts fail they can just somehow work fine but make the computer slower? It that true?

So your telling me parts fail like this instead:

-CPU in the first 2 years runs 100% advertized speed

-CPU in year 3 runs 90% speed

-CPU in year 4 runs 80% speed

-year 5, 70%.....and so on?


That crazy, I wouldn't have expected that. I just thought they worked and then when the part failed, its f*cked.
#8
The thermal paste on the processor can degrade which means it can be damaged by heat not spreading out, or simply slows itself because it can't reach temperatures as high as usual and maybe be slower.

Additionally fans and heat sinks can get dust in them.

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#9
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So your telling me parts fail like this instead:

-CPU in the first 2 years runs 100% advertized speed

-CPU in year 3 runs 90% speed

-CPU in year 4 runs 80% speed

-year 5, 70%.....and so on?


It's less like this and more like:

-Program in the first 2 years uses 80% CPU power

-Updated program in year 3 uses 90% CPU power

-Updated program in year 4 uses 100% CPU power

-Updated program in year 5 uses 110% CPU power; CPU now outdated.

Obviously these numbers are exaggerated but that's how it works


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That crazy, I wouldn't have expected that. I just thought they worked and then when the part failed, its f*cked.


I once had a failing Hard Drive. PC worked fine but would slow down and hang out of the blue.

Another possible cause would be malware/adware. Visit any shady sites lately?

Did you try to download more RAM/HDD space? (Please say no)
Last edited by darrenram1 at Mar 15, 2015,
#11
Lots of things you can do to speed it up. Just because it's a MacBook doesn't mean it's exempt from the problems a Windows machine will have. (I have a Windows 8 desktop which is far superior to my 2014 MacBook Pro, so I'm on both fences here).

1. Download the latest OS onto a USB /CD format and do a clean install (or try upgrade first, put Yosemite on it. I've had no problems with it yet.)

2.Delete all old software you don't need.

3.Remove all files you don't need, backup photos etc.

4.Is your hard drive solid state or hard disk? If it's a hard disk run a defragmentation tool on it, and a disk clean up. If it's solid state, the issue probably isn't with your hard drive.

5.Is your RAM all working. If you go to the top left and click the apple logo and go to "About Mac" and then "Memory" is the amount of memory shown there the amount you should have? Maybe one stick of RAM is faulty.

6.Thermal paste on processors over time can degrade, run a temperature monitor and look at the temperatures of your internal components, your CPU could be running very hot and is purposefully bottlenecking your performance.


Also about viruses, Mac's do get viruses. Just because you haven't had any anti viruses just means if you have them....you don't know about them. Get an anti virus, it's stupid not to. Don't bother with getting a firewall.


Sources: Use to be an IT Engineer & the internet.
Last edited by AJScott at Mar 15, 2015,
#12
Likely unrelated but I noticed that my iPad has become really slow to load pages after I installed the latest updates. Much slower than my Samsung...
I just installed the more current 8.1 update hoping for a fix....But not so.
#13
Stop being a cheapass, go out and buy a $10 USB stick, and do a fresh install of Yosemite. Also open it up and clean out whatever dust and dirt has collected in there from over the years.
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#14
Apple products aren't designed to last longer than 8-12 months. Be lucky it's lasted you this long.
#15
1. Stop being a dick about Windows, you're sounding like a pretentious asshat even though you have no idea why your iMac is shitting the bed.

2. You bought an iMac, that was your first problem. All-in-one computers are severely limited in upgradability and diagnostics.

3. To answer your question, try a fresh install or a new hard drive. If you can, get a SSD in place of the HDD.
#16
hit it with a hammer
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#17
stop downloading so much porn
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stop downloading so much porn

What's the point of a PC, then? What do people do with them?
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