iTunes 8. A resource hog?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SouthernMac, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. SouthernMac macrumors member

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    Ever since I downloaded iTunes 8 my cover flow has been choppy. I'm using it on a PC with about 3.5 gigs of ram running XP. There is no reason for this.

    Does anybody else have this problem?
     
  2. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed in Activity Monitor that iTunes is now using around 15% CPU usage on a constant basis. Pretty sure thats gone up a fair bit from 7.7.

    Having said that I have yesterdays Apple event downloading as a 750MB podcast within iTunes so that may be upping the CPU a bit, I will post back with any change once it's stopped.

    edit: Now the podcast has finished downloading iTunes is using between 5% and 8% roughly. Order is restored :)
     
  3. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Seemingly the Genius is analyzing your library in the background! How big is it?
     
  4. sammich macrumors 601

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    iTunes on windows has always been inferior to the OS X version. I know you're comparing 7.7 on your old system. So lets just say that in the rush to release 8 for Windows by the keynote they skipped out some of the optimisation they would bring out by say 8.7 :D

    Anywho, iTunes for me uses about 6% average (from 200%) with music playing. But I'd say that RAM usage has probably gone up about 50%.
     
  5. SouthernMac thread starter macrumors member

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    I haven't tried it on my mac yet, but 7.7 ran really smooth. I thought I could blame it on genius, but it has finished everything (10,000 songs, 200 movies) and is still slow as molasses. Hopefully this can be fixed.
     
  6. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    I'm finding iTunes 8 extremely smooth in general, scrolling is definitely smoother than it was in 7.7.
     

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