Imac G5 Really slowwww!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Macmadant, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

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    It takes about 1 min to load up iphoto 5 with about 600 photos in then about 2 mins to quite it i thought the G5 was meant to rock when it came to ilife, it also when i add photos from mail takea about 1.5 mins to get it all done then just spins the beachball of death at me before it will let me do anything, my ibook g4 running at 1 Ghz loads 1800 photos faster than this with the exact same amount of ram :confused:

    Specs:
    20' 1.8 Ghz
    160 GB
    256 Mb Ram
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    The RAM is your problem. The Rev. A and B iMac G5s work a lot better when the RAM is paired. You could put another 256MB in there to get a pair, although I would take out the 256 and put in two 512MB dimms instead.
     
  3. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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  4. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    I personally would not touch a computer with anything less than 1 GB of ram now n days... I have 2GB and thats only because I cant have anymore....

    I had 256MB of Ram in my computer in late 1999.... so why are you running only that now?
     
  5. Macmadant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it's not mine it's a relatives my powermac has 768 mb and ibook 256 mb but i've got 1gb ordered from crucial and is on it's way to max my ibook out :D
     
  6. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Does the iBook and the iMac G5 have the same version of OS X? If they both run Tiger, does the iMac have lots of widgets running?

    Open Activity Monitor and check the amount of free and inactive memory on both before you start iPhoto.

    It's extremely likely that it's too little RAM causing this, but it is a bit strange that the iBook is so much faster.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    1. Get more RAM
    2. Is performance set to Reduced in the Energy Saver preference pane?
     
  8. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Y'all can blame it on the RAM, but there has to be something else going on also. I personally have a secondary machine with only 256 in it, and 1.5 minutes to launch iPhoto is certainly not normal. With 256, mine launches in under ten seconds.

    You have other problems besides RAM.
     
  9. hyperpasta macrumors 6502a

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    Try rebooting. Simple fix, but it often works.
     
  10. Queso macrumors G4

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    The difference between the two machines is most likely down to more background stuff running on the iMac, and my aforementioned problem with the iMac only using 32-bit DDR RAM despite having a 64-bit bus. Either way adding more RAM will sort out the issues.
     
  11. Macmadant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah it's got loads of widgets open on the imac, why didn't i think of that:confused: i'll close a few
     

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