iMAC / Memory Versus Processing Power

Discussion in 'iMac' started by timklein, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. timklein macrumors newbie

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    I installed Final Cut Pro X. Memory was 4G. Worked OK, but processing was sluggish. Increased memory to 16G. (Processor Speed is 3.1) Now everything is extremely slow! Even when I transfer images, now it takes forever. All I want is for FCP X to work fast. What do I need to do? Thank you very much.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Have a look at Activity Monitor (Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.
    Also check the "System Memory" tab to see what your "Page ins:", "Page outs:" and "Swap used:" are.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
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