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Netflix runs choppy after snow leopard upgrade

After upgrading from os x 10.5.8 to snow leopard 10.6.3 streaming movies from netflix became choppy/lagging. How can I fix this.

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Run 'Software Update'
This will bring the OS up to 10.6.8
Keep running software update until the system is up to date.

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SOURCE: unable to upgrade to system leopard on my eMac

I don't know that you necessarily have to get rid of your computer. I have a G4 circa 2000 with 400 MHz processor. I run Tiger OS 10.4.1 and can run Illustrator CS on my machine. 
It is not running at lightspeed mind you but it still works fine. 
There may be some interim updates that you need before going to leopard... I would try talking to someone at an apple store or call tech support about it. Apple is really good about customer service.  
Your eMac has to be "younger" than my tower G4 Gigabit Ethernet model so don't give up too soon. I don't think CS3 will use like 50% more resources compared to CS so your computer should be able to handle it. 
Good luck,

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SOURCE: I've inherited my brother's old Mac Mini (upgraded

If you have the instal disc boot up the mac with it holding down the c key. Once it has booted up you can then go up to the menus and use the change password command. Then restart. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Runs very slow with frequent spinning wheel.

Usually, the beach ball indicates low memory, but it can also indicate lots of disk retries.
First stop would be Disk Utility, to see what the SMART status for the drive is If it shows bad, that's definitely your problem - if it doesn't show bad, it's still inconclusive.
You can also look for disk retries in the Console log, but that requires knowing precisely when the symptoms were happening, and is pretty boredom-intensive.

I'd boot this machine off an external OS drive and see if it showed the same symptoms. If yes, I'd look at testing the memory. If no, I'd replace the hard drive.
Permissions aren't going to be the problem if you've freshly reinstalled the system.

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Unfortunately Snow Leopard requires a intel processor to work so the G5 imac will not be able to run the system.

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I am running OS X 10.4.11 and would like to upgrade my operating system?


Please provide more information.
To what would you like to upgrade it?

Since OSX Mavericks was just announced, I'm going to assume that's what you're wanting to upgrade to.

Not all Macs can run Mavericks.

Mavericks Capable Macs

Mavericks, like its predecessor Mountain Lion, requires one of the following Macs with at least 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of available hard drive space:
  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)

If your Mac isn't one of the ones listed above, you won't be able to upgrade.

If you have an iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, or Mac mini model that was originally released in Early/Mid 2006, the latest version of Mac OS X your system supports is Snow Leopard.

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard

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Apple recommends that if you wish to go from 10.4 to 10.6 then you should purchase the 10.6 Box Set.

System Requirements to run Snow Leopard:
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  • 1GB of memory
  • 5GB of available disk space
  • DVD drive for installation
Snow Leopard Installation Instructions:
  1. Just insert the DVD in the optical drive.
  2. Restart your Mac while holding down the C key.
  3. You will be guided through the installation procedure and be prompted at one point to choose which install option you want.
  4. Once the Snow Leopard install is completed the Mac will restart itself.
  5. You will probably be asked to register with Apple upon restart.
  6. Enjoy Snow Leopard on your Mac!
Q: Can I upgrade directly from Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)?

A: Yes. Apple recommends purchasing the Mac Boxed Set for this purpose, which will also update iLife (it is unknown at the time of this writing whether older versions of iLife work with Snow Leopard) and iWork. Also note that while it has been said that the $29 upgrade will work with 10.4, it is not officially supported and may be in violation of the licensing terms.

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A: Yes. It is advisable to run a Verify/Repair Permissions and Verify/Repair Disk in Disk Utility. You may also want to run the maintenance tasks in Onyx. And finally, it would be wise to get your applications up to date using a program like AppFresh.

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