Why is my Mac Pro so slow to respond to everything?
My MacPro takes up to 2-5 minutes to complete a task whether it is loading a program or surfing a website. Doesn't matter if I am opening a hard drive or opening a folder or a file. Things that used to happen instantly now take one to two minutes to occur. I have 16Gb ram and 400Gb free space on my hard drive. I have repaired permissions and ran Disk Utility to repair the disk more than I can count and every time it says it is okay. I have erased the disk and replaced the Snow Leopard OS at least 3 times. I have tested the ram and unplugged all non-essential peripherals to no avail. Software updates that used to take 2-3 minutes now drag on for up to 10 minutes. I've disconnected the ethernet to run the computer on it's own and it still unreasonably slow to react. I am running OSX10.6.8 and CS5-I had run this software prior for at least 18 months without incident. I have reinstalled all the software from both Time Machine backups and from the disks and they still quit unexpectedly. Does anyone have a clue?
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