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Mr.PS
Feb 13, 2008, 01:53 PM
My new replacement Mac Pro (I returned my first one for video card issues) with the 8800GT, to be honest I'm disappointed. I opened it up and updated to 10.5.2, and it's SLOW!!! I cannot type this as fast I normally would be able to type because the words appear 2-3 seconds after I type them... Is this lag normal?



XianPalin
Feb 13, 2008, 01:54 PM
I would guess no. Maybe it's just reindexing after the 10.5.2 update?

Mr.PS
Feb 13, 2008, 01:58 PM
Maybe I'm just paranoid. The laggy typing seemed to have gone away after a hard restart. Why does it take finder 1 minute+ to list file sizes? Is that normal? I thought 10.5.2 fixed slow finder issues, no?

trixter
Feb 13, 2008, 02:00 PM
My new replacement Mac Pro (I returned my first one for video card issues) with the 8800GT, to be honest I'm disappointed. I opened it up and updated to 10.5.2, and it's SLOW!!! I cannot type this as fast I normally would be able to type because the words appear 2-3 seconds after I type them... Is this lag normal?

first spotlight index :)

waterskier2007
Feb 13, 2008, 02:03 PM
when you first start the computer for the first time, or install a osx or sometimes even after an update, spotlight has to reindex all your files. this can slow down the computer for the time being. once its over you are set and speed will return to normal. you have nothing to worry about

peejack
Feb 13, 2008, 02:03 PM
Don't fall into the trap of being too paranoid, you will forever be looking for things.

I got my new Mac pro after 2 faulty ones with the ATi cards. I now have new one with the 8800GT 6GB ram and it works like a dream no crashes etc. :) and fast as ;)

Mr.PS
Feb 13, 2008, 02:04 PM
first spotlight index :)

Looks like the issues went away. Thank god!

As for finder, why arent all of the file sizes displayed? Just a few have displayed, this seems odd.

eyecool
Feb 13, 2008, 02:17 PM
Looks like the issues went away. Thank god!

As for finder, why arent all of the file sizes displayed? Just a few have displayed, this seems odd.

Cover Flow, List and Columns all show file sizes. Icons and folders won't show file size. You have to 'Get Info' to get the sizes if you are in finder and viewing icons or folders.

Man P.S., you have the best luck with shipping but worst luck with mp's! I think you officially lapped a lot of us, 2 mp's delivered in less time than its taking us to get 1! LOL

Mr.PS
Feb 13, 2008, 02:25 PM
Cover Flow, List and Columns all show file sizes. Icons and folders won't show file size. You have to 'Get Info' to get the sizes if you are in finder and viewing icons or folders.

Man P.S., you have the best luck with shipping but worst luck with mp's! I think you officially lapped a lot of us, 2 mp's delivered in less time than its taking us to get 1! LOL

SHHHH this one is perfect!! My first one was noticeably screwed. This one rocks. I just opened up four 1080p videos in quicktime and played them all at the same time, no lag!

One thing that I did find funky was a terrible whine from the case. I opened it up and noticed the hard drive was totally loose. Tightened it up and it's perfect!

Time to install the Sammy's and OWC ram!

Has your 8800GT system shipped yet Eyecool?

eyecool
Feb 13, 2008, 02:31 PM
No, but thanks for reminding me. I just checked again (it had been a few minutes) and it's still 'Prepared for Shipment'.

Mr.PS
Feb 13, 2008, 02:41 PM
No, but thanks for reminding me. I just checked again (it had been a few minutes) and it's still 'Prepared for Shipment'.

It will ship in a matter of hours. Mine shipped very quickly!

ildondeigiocchi
Feb 13, 2008, 03:01 PM
My new replacement Mac Pro (I returned my first one for video card issues) with the 8800GT, to be honest I'm disappointed. I opened it up and updated to 10.5.2, and it's SLOW!!! I cannot type this as fast I normally would be able to type because the words appear 2-3 seconds after I type them... Is this lag normal?

Didn't you order in February... OMG:mad::mad::mad: I ordered Jan 20 and STILLLLLLLLLLLLL didn't recieve it.... not even the "PREPARED FOR SHIPMENT" notice!!!! THis is utterly ridiculous. People who order later receive earlier than others???:mad::mad::mad:

Will G.
Feb 13, 2008, 03:13 PM
Heh, all this talk of things going wrong is making me nervious. My Mac Pro w/ 8800gt arrives today. Returning it would be a huge hassle and I REALLY do not want to.

Mr.PS
Feb 13, 2008, 03:24 PM
Didn't you order in February... OMG:mad::mad::mad: I ordered Jan 20 and STILLLLLLLLLLLLL didn't recieve it.... not even the "PREPARED FOR SHIPMENT" notice!!!! THis is utterly ridiculous. People who order later receive earlier than others???:mad::mad::mad:

I ordered February 7th. :) I've been waiting since the 23rd, since my first machine was returned. :(