Pages CPU hog

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MultiFinder17, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    Let me start off by saying that I *love* Pages. I really do. Runs beautifully on my main laptop, a MacBook. However, it is a different story on my main desktop, a G4/500DP.

    Typing is rather laggy and choppy; it doesn't fall behind, but it looks choppy as I type like no other app does. Also, while typing, it nails the CPUs to around 80-90%. It's really annoying, as I love Pages so much, but it's so horrid and laggy on my G4. Any ideas why, or how to make it not so? Many thanks all around :)

    Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet): Dual 500MHz PowerPC 7400 CPUs, 896 megs of RAM, Mac OS X 10.5.4

  2. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Not really surprising as you are running Leopard on a machine that is technically below minimum specs and is also the minimum that iWork requires as well so your pushing it a bit with that setup. On the other hand it shouldn't be using that much CPU power.

    To be honest I just think your old G4 is getting on a bit really, why don't you try a word processor which is less intensive? Or better yet use a text editor instead such as Text Wrangler or BBEdit.

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