Oh no: My C2D Mac Mini is too slow for a 24" Screen ??

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by thorbenh, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. thorbenh macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2008

    i just bought a C2D 1.83 2GB 80GB Mac Mini for a bargain and a new 24" Screen (1920 resolution).

    Working with "Numbers", I noticed that it runs really slow and behaves like it has not enough power. If you mark a couple of cells for instance, there is always a delay until the cells are marked. Ir is really annoying.

    Could it be because the Intel graphics is too slow to manage this high resolution??? Or is it a software issue?

    I installed iStat and the utilization of both cores normally doesn´t exceed 60-70%. But still 60-70% is a lot for working in numbers, right??

    Please help me. Should I sell the 24" screen and buy a 22" with lower resolution?? Or to try a reinstall of Mac OS?

    Thanks for your help!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    Lots of people have 24" monitors with their mini's (myself included)....it runs fine, I don't see any noticable graphics lagging since I moved up to the 24" monitor (I was using a 21" previously)
  3. pwn247 macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2008
    West Virginia, USA
    Try opening up Pages- do you get the same result? And try with a lower resolution.
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Display resolution has absolutely no relevance to this issue. It doesn't matter if it's at 1920x1200 or 800x600 since it's all the same hardware. The issue seems to be with either (1) numbers or (2) background tasks consuming cycles. When you open Activity Monitor wit Numbers running, then sort by cpu use, what's at the top and what is its usage?
  5. stukdog macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2004
    As Cave Man said, resolution shouldn't be a problem.

    You mentioned you bought it for a bargain...was there anything wrong with it?
  6. X1Lightning macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2007
    I have a mini with the same specs as yours hooked up to a 24 inch and i have no problems with it. and i generally have eclipse, dreamweaver and fireworks all open at once.

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