Performance decrease on a Eary '08 Mac Pro...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by PsyD4Me, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. PsyD4Me macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2009
    under your bed
    So I have an 8-core early '08 unit with an upgraded SATA HD+ATi card, and 6gb of RAM (2+2 and 1+1). Recently i started to run a second monitor off the graphics card so that i can watch TV on it (EyeTV). My Apple cinema runs off the MiniDisplay Port, while the Dell runs off the other input on the card.

    After a few days i noticed that while I am doing other array of things (SPSS, word docs, editing video, itunes-SomaFM on constantly, browsing the web) the system feels somewhat sluggish.

    Do you guys think it's because of EyeTV?

    If so, would upgrading to 12GB of ram help with the issue?
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Given your listed software usage, I do think you need additional RAM.
  3. student_trap macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2005
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    check how many page outs you are getting in activity monitor and post them back here

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