Garageband - new mac slower than old?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nvdrake, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. nvdrake macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2011
    Here is a puzzler for any garageband experts out there.

    Garageband is running much slower on my new dual-core Macbook than on my old G4 desktop.

    I can run 9-10 tracks of audio on my G4 desktop and only 4-5 tacks (same project, same tracks) on my brand new dual-core Macbook before i get a "Disk to slow" error. Whats going on here? Why is my new mac slower? The processor is far faster

    Old Desktop - 1.42Ghz G4 processer, 1.5gb Ram, stock audio card
    New laptop - 2.26Ghz core 2 Duo, 2gb Ram, Stock audio card

    Both have exact same OS (snow leopord), exact same Garageband (ilife '10), exact same VST plug-ins

    This is NOT and garageband audio settings problem, both are set the same.

    This is NOT a harddrive problem, new Macbook is working of 7200rpm primary drive

    This is NOT an energy saver setting, both are the same.

    Please help! I'd really like to use my new computer to record but right now i'm stuck still using my 6 year old desktop becuase it's faster!
  2. mheidt, Jan 5, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2011

    mheidt macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2005
    How did you install Snow Leopard on a G4?

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