My mac has been running slow lately and Im hard wired with ultra high speed. I do go to sites that are not kid friendly just to be honest and was wondering from what Ive read there is no spyware for Mac's. What could be causing my machine to run slow, even inserting my itouch and Iphone4 that color wheel just turns and turns multi tasking forget about it. Its the 19" and has 1GB of Ram. Any thoughts
Could you provide more detail? What version of OS X? What do you have running at any given time? RAM could most certainly be an issue, but other culprits could be iPhoto or lack of HDD space for example.
It is definitely worth running Activity Monitor and looking at "System Memory" at the bottom. These values will show if you're starved from RAM and running out of the swap file (which is VERY slow). Click the on "Real Mem" column to see the memory consumption of applications currently in memory.
If you Google "how to read activity monitor", there are MANY pages on the topic.
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