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Old Dec 13, 2012, 12:21 AM   #1
ihatephish
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Got new iMac today; already have "death circle"

the $1499 model from the store. everything but iTunes is up to date. have 5 tabs open in safari, iTunes, iPhoto, and thats pretty much it, running...

WTF?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 12:24 AM   #2
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the $1499 model from the store. everything but iTunes is up to date. have 5 tabs open in safari, iTunes, iPhoto, and thats pretty much it, running...

WTF?
the beach ball? that sucks.
Have you looked at your memory usage and CPU usage in activity monitor to see if anything wrong there?
Have you copied a lot of files, documents, etc, or nothing yet?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 12:24 AM   #3
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WTF is the death circle?

Perhaps spotlight is indexing?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 12:30 AM   #4
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the beach ball? that sucks.
Have you looked at your memory usage and CPU usage in activity monitor to see if anything wrong there?
Have you copied a lot of files, documents, etc, or nothing yet?
yep, the beach ball. had already backed up on time capsule. was pretty shocked to be seeing this already.

i guess my itunes library is still downloading, but that should not slow the machine down that much, should it?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 12:34 AM   #5
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I suggest that you wait until you have everything copied over, and monitor spotlights activity before making judgement. If it still presents you with the dreaded "death circle", then WTF.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 12:35 AM   #6
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yep, the beach ball. had already backed up on time capsule. was pretty shocked to be seeing this already.

i guess my itunes library is still downloading, but that should not slow the machine down that much, should it?
The first time you run that machine, spotlight is indexing all the files, and if you're adding thousands of files at once, things might slow down a bit.

If you're running all that on the slower 5400 rpm drive, then it is even more likely to happen.

If that's what happens, things should settle down after a few hours.

For a better diagnostic, launch the 'Activity Monitor', look if you still have plenty of free memory. If that's the case, look at the CPU usage, it might show you what's happening.

Can you hear if the hard drive spinning a lot?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 12:41 AM   #7
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the $1499 model from the store. everything but iTunes is up to date. have 5 tabs open in safari, iTunes, iPhoto, and thats pretty much it, running...

WTF?
Your Mac has the stock drive 5400 rpm?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 12:47 AM   #8
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thanks for the feedback. going to let iTunes finish doing its thing and will report back in the AM.

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Your Mac has the stock drive 5400 rpm?


yes,
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 12:49 AM   #9
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thanks for the feedback. going to let iTunes finish doing its thing and will report back in the AM.

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yes,
also, if you don't have any reason to stick with the old iTunes, update to the new one, it is much less memory and disk intensive.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 12:55 AM   #10
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thanks for the feedback. going to let iTunes finish doing its thing and will report back in the AM.

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yes,
My friend I think is normal to have beachballs when you have multiple apps running in this disk.Because the computer is new maybe later you will see an improvement,when spotlight indexing is complete.
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