iMac CPU Problems Maveriks

SKATE4LIFE

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iMac late 2009 - 3,06ghz - intel core 2 duo - 8gb ram - 10.9.5

i really upgraded to maveriks like 6 months ago, saw strange photoshop told me always this popup
The 3D features require a minimum of 512 MB ​​of VRAM. Photoshop has detected that you have less space in the system.

This problem can be solved if you upgrade your graphics card driver.

For more information, visit:
http://www.adobe.com/go/photoshop_gpu_cc
then 1 week ago i updated my mac ram 4gb more for better editing, you notice it's better but i tought it would be more, i can't really playback fluid

i always noticed my mac was very hot more these times in summer

today u used davinci resolve colour grading software and..
these appeared



so i thought that would help, did it, restart and...



didn't do much, still problems and didn't even playback...


so, read online dust is problematic, do i need to open it and clean it?
is it mavericks? (i think so, those popups didn't open before) but i tought mavericks was better with ram and cpu because it knew how to lower levels of usage and compress....


what do you guys that use heavy programs do? do you have mavericks?
i have istats menue, now its at 50ºc, i bumped up the fans to max rpm to test (noisy...) but temp was same nearly

okay my hdd is full and i need to clean, also i use it every day but i see the best a downgrade or clean or waht ?
 

SKATE4LIFE

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Yikes! This is why ill be holding off for a few weeks when its officially released.
i think you are confusing yosemite, i have mavericks, used to have mountain lion!

but yeah,never update first not even in 1month
 

yjchua95

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iMac late 2009 - 3,06ghz - intel core 2 duo - 8gb ram - 10.9.5

i really upgraded to maveriks like 6 months ago, saw strange photoshop told me always this popup


then 1 week ago i updated my mac ram 4gb more for better editing, you notice it's better but i tought it would be more, i can't really playback fluid

i always noticed my mac was very hot more these times in summer

today u used davinci resolve colour grading software and..
these appeared

Image

so i thought that would help, did it, restart and...

Image

didn't do much, still problems and didn't even playback...


so, read online dust is problematic, do i need to open it and clean it?
is it mavericks? (i think so, those popups didn't open before) but i tought mavericks was better with ram and cpu because it knew how to lower levels of usage and compress....


what do you guys that use heavy programs do? do you have mavericks?
i have istats menue, now its at 50ºc, i bumped up the fans to max rpm to test (noisy...) but temp was same nearly

okay my hdd is full and i need to clean, also i use it every day but i see the best a downgrade or clean or waht ?
You can't do anything. Your iMac does not have enough GPU power for the software to run, hence the popup saying that you don't have enough GPU power.

Your iMac only has 256MB of integrated NVIDIA 9400M or 256MB of dedicated Radeon 4670.

A downgrade wouldn't work either. Your hardware is too old to support the software.
 

SKATE4LIFE

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You can't do anything. Your iMac does not have enough GPU power for the software to run, hence the popup saying that you don't have enough GPU power.

Your iMac only has 256MB of integrated NVIDIA 9400M or 256MB of dedicated Radeon 4670.

A downgrade wouldn't work either. Your hardware is too old to support the software.
ahh... that makes sense, thanks..

But how is it that before i could use photoshop 3d or the other one without problems?... it was all cs6 o cc nearly the same :confused:


i can upgrade it to
512 MB GDDR3 SDRAM

worth...?

where are they cheep? or is si even easy to change?
 
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yjchua95

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ahh... that makes sense, thanks..

But how is it that before i could use photoshop 3d or the other one without problems?... it was all cs6 o cc nearly the same :confused:


i can upgrade it to
512 MB GDDR3 SDRAM

worth...?

where are they cheep? or is si even easy to change?
I don't think you can upgrade the graphics card. Even if you could, it's not worth it. Your CPU is very outdated (Core 2 Duo) already, and the iMac itself is too old.

Save up and buy a late-2013 refurb iMac.
 

SKATE4LIFE

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I don't think you can upgrade the graphics card. Even if you could, it's not worth it. Your CPU is very outdated (Core 2 Duo) already, and the iMac itself is too old.

Save up and buy a late-2013 refurb iMac.
Ugh... thanks yes well maybe ill get windows for better bang of the buck and hackintoshit