We can try some basic troubleshooting steps and see if that works or not. First we can reset the PRAM and NVRAM of your Mac. Follow the steps below;
If that didn't work, then we can run Disk Utility in Single User Mode. Turn your Mac off. Turn it back on and this time hold down the Command (Apple) key and the S keys at the same time. Then type the following command in the screen. /sbin/fsck -fy (note the space between fsck and -fy) If you can't run /sbin/fsck - fy then type only fsk - fy Hit return and the disk utility should run and let it finish. When it finishes and there is no error, then type reboot and hit return. Let the Mac boot up. (Disk Utility will fix all system errors, bad preferences files etc)
Please let me know if that didn't work, so we can continue troubleshooting
It seems a little faster overall, however, loading my emailXXX@XXXXXX.XXX is exceedingly slow. Uploading it in html is just fine.
Everything is running faster. However there is a strange whirring noise whenever I have the computer on.
Nope. No CD in drive. I put a CD in and ejected it. So it is empty for sure.
Upper middle seems a little hot.
I don't think this is a normal whirring sound. My wife noticed it from across the room.
No, not really. It seems to be centrally located, but that's just a guess. Air is coming from the slot in back.
No, there seems to be no change.
I have tried that and it has no effect could this be attributed to wear and tear on an older computer? I can live with it if I have to.
It looks like that one. Here is some data on it: Machine Name: iMac G5 Machine Model: PowerMac8,1 CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (3.0) Number Of CPUs: 1 CPU Speed: 1.6 GHz L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB Memory: 512 MB Bus Speed: 533 MHz Boot ROM Version: 5.2.2f4 Serial Number: c00000000
OS is 10.4.11
Problem solved. My wife suggested shut down the mac, and unplug the power cord for 10 seconds, then restart it.
Not a peep oput ofm it since then.