iTunes Lag

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  1. jadedknight macrumors newbie

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    Ok first I would like to say that I know this is a Mac forum but I didnt know where else to look for help (besides google). So basically my problem is that iTunes itself (not any other program) is running really laggy. I have nothing changed on my PC. Did spyware/virus scans. I have 2263 songs in my library. I am running windows with 1GB of ram and a 2.8ghz CPU. I have all programs closed and no processes running and it still lags. Any solutions? Thank you!!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have an iPod connected? Does it lag in one area more than others? It takes an age for my similarly-specced PC to open iTunes but it's usually fine after that. Also, have you tried reinstalling iTunes? :)
     
  3. jadedknight thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It does a quick startup but after like one song it starts to lag. No iPod is connected. and it is a fresh install of iTunes. :(
     
  4. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i knew mad jew would be one of the first responders! :p

    i would try doing a disk cleanup and a defrag. the defrag might help more than the disk cleanup, but it's still a good idea (IMO) to do both. most PC people are good about running virus and spyware/adware scans but they forget to a defrag, which also helps relieve many slowdowns.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Check Task Manager to see if it's using up a lot of CPU cycles or RAM space. Do the songs start skipping and stuttering when this happens? If you play the songs in QuickTime, do they play normally? :)
     
  6. tkidBOSTON macrumors 6502a

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    Try reinstalling windows.
    If that doesn't work, buy a mac.

    Sorry, someone had to do it.
     

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