Spinning Pinwheel on i7/2TB/8GB

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rmg007, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. rmg007 macrumors member

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    New imac is running sweet. However, I see the pinwheel at times when I never do on my 13" MacBook Pro.

    I see it in two instances. First, when accessing the screen saver settings in system preferences. I do have over 9,000 photos and have the screen saver set to shuffle. Maybe that's the issue? I also see the pinwheel when waking up the computer from sleep. It could be the LED screen lights up so quickly now, the processor has to catch up?

    I have not done a reinstall of 10.6.2 and have installed Parallels and Windows 7.

    Anybody else having similar symptoms?
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Processor has to catch up...sure maybe if it was a Prius but mah shniggie you packin' a nitrous jacked turbo-charged V8!

    I'd call Apple and complain about the pinwheel and your living conditions. Apple always gives me whatever it is I want when I bring my depressing quality of life into the conversation.
     
  3. Xip Xero macrumors newbie

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    Hard Drive Question

    Sorry to hear you're having beach balls on your new super system.

    I just wanted to ask you question, who's the manufacturer and model number for the 2TB HDD?

    I want to order basically the same system as yours and have been contemplating the 1TB or 2TB HDD.

    Thanks.
     
  4. SydneyDev macrumors 6502

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    Have you got "Put hard drive to sleep when possible" checked in Energy Saver? That gives me beachballs on all my Macs.
     
  5. rmg007 thread starter macrumors member

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    No. For those with the i7, the easiest way to check would be trying the screensaver.
     
  6. rmg007 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hitachi HDS722020ALA330:

    Capacity: 2 TB (2,000,398,934,016 bytes)
    Model: Hitachi HDS722020ALA330
    Revision: JK0KB23N
     

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