Bouncing Ball Question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kflanary, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. kflanary macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2012
    I have the 2012 high end iMac 27 (I7 with 680 and fusion drive). I upgraded the ram to 24 gigs. I still get the bouncing beach ball sometimes with iTunes. Is anyone else experiencing that? Once in awhile in iPhoto as well. The program opens quick, but it takes awhile for the photos to render. I have about 12,000 photos.

    Is this normal? I love my iMac but this is a little surprising with the high end. Mainly wanting to make sure there isn't something wrong with my machine :)
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    It is normal, especially with 12,000 photos, which the RAM has nothing to do with upon startup, but the storage device the photos are stored on, which is most likely the HDD part, and even if they are stored on the SSD part, 12,000 files to be read can be a small challenge even for an SSD.

    If you want to enhance the performance of your Mac, be sure to check these two articles, do not just use applications, that promise to do it for you.

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