Sorry to go UB33R L33T there but trying to stay decent.
Heres what i got. I have a 1gig Emac 512 megs ram. 10.3 and a 40 gig hard drive.
Ive done nothing more drastic then search the web. This is my first mac and though i consider my self knowledgable im more knowledgable about the different macs and the hardware then the software.
anyways. Im running into an issue with this mac that it will run sooooo unbelievably slow, programs will freeze and i will have to force quit or restart daily. Icons will randomly shift and move. Ive lost ability to change certain system settings, mainly display properties. the internet for me is a horrible experience. I was so happy to get a mac and never see spyware again and though i dont think i have any my 1.5 meg DSL runs like dial up more often than not. My PC's are unaffected. I cannot download file larger than 5 megs they will fail, wether in downloading in Safari, firefox or IE they all fail. So i cannot even hope to update the system.
Now at this point i did what im sure most people are thinking. I restored the system and ran the hardware tests for good meassure. system ran fine except i still couldnt download large files. No biggie there i could download on a pce and transfere. a few days maybe a week latter im out again same issue. Ive tried to live with it while i ressearch and try to figure this out but my instant messanger (ichat) disconects every few minutes or freezes without me knowing and i miss conversation. No i dont live on my computer but its a great way to unwind at the end of the day.
for my internet i have SBC yahoo DSL im told this is part if not a major factor in my problems by a few mac guys, they say theve seen this issue on SBC before. I also have a wifi router hooked up to split the internet. now ive played with the settings in the router and looked through the log its not lost IP for weeks. And the PC's are running fine. atleast since i banned IE and installed firefox all around the house.
Well im gonna leave this now to the better minds out there. Please can someone help me!!!