iTunes keeps beachballing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by davmcn, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. davmcn macrumors regular

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    Jan 5, 2011
    #1
    title basically says it all.

    iTunes is playing music while i'm browsing the web, writing papers and using it, and it randomly beach balls, and stays for about a minute and then is fine for a while, then does the same thing. Restart hasn't worked, nor has restarting iTunes. Also it does it to all songs, not just a certain one.
     
  2. visim91 macrumors 6502

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    Nov 13, 2011
    #2
    Is your library located on a separate hard drive?

    Regardless:
    Do me a favor and check "Activity Monitor" to see if there are any spikes in CPU usage by iTunes when playing/switching songs. Have everything open (work etc.) as you normally would. Post a screenshot of the whole monitor as well so that we can see how the memory is being used in general.

    (Search for Activity Monitor in Spotlight)
    (To screenshot: Press & hold "Command Shift 4"; then click & drag the cursor over the Activity monitor - the image is saved to your desktop)
     

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