New imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by grantmo, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. grantmo macrumors member

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    I got my brand new imac yesterday (i7 with 1tb ssd) but I think I may have a problem. On booting up there is a progress bar for a few seconds just before the log in screen. Is this normal as I'm coming from windows? All I have done to it is add extra ram (crucial 16gb added with apple ram still installed) which is showing that it has installed ok. I'm thinking I should maybe take the new ram out to see if it still does it?
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    It’s normal. How long does it last? How long does it take your system to boot up from turned off?
     
  3. grantmo thread starter macrumors member

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    It stays up for a few seconds then straight to log in screen. IIRC it takes about 10 seconds from boot to log in screen. I was just concerned there may be a problem.
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Nope. That sounds 100% normal from my experience.
     
  5. grantmo thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah great thanks I'm worrying about nothing then :). It's a great machine I'm well pleased.
     
  6. grantmo thread starter macrumors member

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    When I'm using itunes and select a song I'm getting the spinning beach ball quite a lot. Is this an itunes problem or could it be something else? I'm finding it a bit annoying.
     
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    If your mac is brand new it may be spotlight indexing and adding all your albums to Apple Music etc this should settle down.
     
  8. grantmo thread starter macrumors member

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    That could explain it thanks. Hopefully it will get better in time.
     

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