stacks choppy under snow leopard, hardrive question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rich2k4, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. rich2k4 macrumors regular

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    whenever i click the application folder in my dock. sometimes grid view appears choppy, like i can distinguish 2 frames for it to show up. If i click the applications folder multiple times, eventually stacks appears instantly with no lag. Is this my computer? i don't think it can be because it is a week old. 2.93 ghz imac. Other animations appear choppy sometimes as well, like expose, or "show desktop" hot corner. It's not like i have a lot of programs open, just safari and adium.

    also about my hardrive capacity, i'm supposed to have a 650 gb hardrive, but how come when i do "get info" on macintosh HD, it says the maximum capacity is 639 gb? what happened to the other 11 GB?
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Stacks: Are you running in 64-bit kernel? As there have been problems with animations in 64-bit.

    Hard Drive: The GB storage is never accurate, even with Snow Leopard. This id perfectly normal and nothing can be done about it.
     
  3. rich2k4 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i don't think i am running in 64 bit. i just did a normal clean install, and i read 32bit is default.

    the choppy animations don't happen all the time just sometimes. mostly on stacks, in grid view. if i have it in list, or fan, it's fast
     
  4. rich2k4 thread starter macrumors regular

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    anyone else know about the hardrive question?
     
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  6. sananda macrumors 68020

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    Same for me on my last gen Mac mini.
     
  7. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    650gb HDs technically do not exist. You're mistaken.
     
  8. CrArC macrumors newbie

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    Been running into the same problem on a GMA 950-based Mac Mini. Stacks which were previously much smoother are now incredibly jerky, along with most window-related transitions apart from minimizing/maximising and switching spaces.

    I'm suprised how little documentation there is online for this. There must be a way to speed this up? Has anyone found a solution?

    Rich2k4, that 11GB or so you're 'missing' sounds a little like the difference between quoted and physical storage on a drive. Manufacturers measure drive storage in orders of ten, whereas computers do not. So a kilobyte for a manufacturer is 1000 bytes, whereas it's more like 1024 for a computer. Any drive you purchase will say it has 'more' storage than it does because of this.
     

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