Slow iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by believo, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. believo macrumors regular


    May 21, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    I recently purchased a iMac 2.0 GHZ 20" w/ 1 gb RAM. It seems slow esecially when working with Adobe Creative Suite programs. Is this normal until the new intel programs are written.

  2. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    Is it slow at everything or just at processor intensive tasks such as size changes, tone gradients and other such tasks ?

    Slowness like this is hard to gauge as their isn't a good standard way of testing and benchmarking. Also as you suspected Rosetta is doing allot of the background work and sapping processor power just to imitate a PowerPC chip.

    Most applications like this from Adobe should see major speed improvements when they come out with Universal.

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