Mini and Beachballs

ekenny

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 28, 2005
178
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New York
I seem to be getting a lot of beach balls on my Mini. Ive got the 1.42 GHz one and 1 GB RAM. I use Camino a lot, so thats where I notice most of them. I tried firefox, but it was really really slow, camino just feels better. But even as I type this (as I type more characters in the text box) its seriously lagging. I did a fresh erase and install of Tiger too.

Any ideas?
 

baummer

macrumors 6502a
Jan 18, 2005
951
27
Southern California
Sounds like you've got something running in the background that's hogging your memory. I've heard Camino can be resource intensive when left open for long periods of time. Try closing it and relaunching it and see if that helps.
 

redeye be

macrumors 65816
Jan 27, 2005
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BXL
Open 'Activity Monitor' from your apps/utilities folder. Look for the bad guy/girl there.

I have the same mini with 512 Mb RAM. Tiger had some serious beachballing until i installed the update. So do that as well if you didn't already.
 

ekenny

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 28, 2005
178
0
New York
Thanks for the info,

"kernel_task" is using almost a GB of virtual memory, with Camino in at 2nd place with 526 MB.

As far as real memory, camino is using about 145 MB.
 

IJ Reilly

macrumors P6
Jul 16, 2002
18,123
1,466
Palookaville
Try downloading Applejack and running it from single user mode. I'll bet this clears up your problem, without the need to do anything else.

In fact this is the second time in just the last five minutes that I've made this suggestion.