Macintosh OS/Spinning Beach Ball

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Hi David,

I use a mid - 2012 Mac Pro; run Mavericks 10.9.2.  Just lately I have been experiencing the spinning beach ball, and I don't know why.  I've had this Mac since September 2013 and did not have any spinning beach ball problem until now.

Sincerely,
Angel

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Mavericks should have 8Gb RAM - if you have 4Gb add RAM.
If you do not restart your Mac every three days or so - DO.
The beach ball happens when running what program(s)?

Rsstart with the SHIFT key down once a month for basic maintenance, at least.
This is Safe Mode  http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1564

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20005830-263/mac-general-maintenance-recomm
http://www.macworld.com/article/1133671/macmaintenance1.html
http://www.macworld.com/article/1133730/maintenance_routines.html



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Seattle - The Computer Guy - 15 yr veteran Mac/PC/network problem solving. Clients are design firms, artists, freelancers and photographers. PLEASE PLEASE provide EXACT info for Mac Model and OS Version. RAM installed - added cards - external devices - recent changes. Do you do MONTHLY MAINTENANCE? With what Utility? What you have tried and what result do you want.

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