my new imac g5 isight 17in

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by derajfast, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. derajfast macrumors 6502a

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    i just got my new iMac g5 isight, and its really quite remarkable, but its a bit sluggish and a few programs have quit or locked upp. i have a feeling its due to the limited amounts of memory in the machine and have already ordered a 1gb stick to bring it up to 1.5 gb of overall ddr2 memory.....however, i never remember my powerbook being that slow with numerous programs when i only had 512 in here before i upgraded to 1.25gb......iphoto 5 especially slows it down, but i think with 1.5gb in there, it should speed things up quite a bit......any thoughs?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Check Energy Saver Preference Pane and make sure your machine is set to "Highest", not "Automatic".

    Also check the right hand side of your keyboard. You will find 2 keys, 1 for "Shift" and one for "Return / Enter". Judicious use of both of these makes forum posts much more reeadable.
    ;)
     
  3. derajfast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah its cranked up all the way. Sorry about the punctuation, but it is dark in here, and i cant really see the keyboard and dont really feel like worrying about it much.
     
  4. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    You can turn the lights on you know - the new Rev.C iMac's seem to use a lot less power :)

    Have you checked the Activity Monitor (Apps>Utilities?) - to see if lack of memory is the problem. Mine was running low of 'free' memory with 512Mb, when using 2-3 iLife apps at once, with lots of pagein/outs. It has a lot more free memory now with 1.5Gb's.

    I've not set my processor to Highest yet, just left it on Automatic.
     

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