Will these monitors slow my system down?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Marvin16, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Marvin16, Jul 13, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2013

    Marvin16 macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2013
    Hi i have a 2012 Ivy bridge mac mini and i want to know weather this will slow my system down if so how bad? i have 2 monitors 1 Asus 27inch 1920x1080 and 1 HP LE1901w 1440X900 1 through HDMI and another through Mini display to vga. i want to have pictures running on a slideshow on my smaller 17inch 1440x900 monitor i want them to change every 5 seconds. here are my system specs

    Mac mini 6,1 2012
    i5 2.5Ghz
    16GB 1600Mhz Ram
    Intel HD 4000
    samsung 840 250GB ssd

    I know the title is missleading sorry.

    also i have decided to run the photos from my external hdd so just need to know now how bad it will effect the performance of my computer

    Thanks for your help

  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    if the slide show is a really big file with 40000 or 100000 photos
    if they are large images 10 mill pixels
    and if the external drive is a USB2 maybe.
  3. Marvin16 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2013
    Its USB 3 500GB HDD around 4300 photos maximum resolution of 16MP only for around 400 of the photos so am i good my system wont slow down graphics etc...
  4. durruti macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2004
  5. Marvin16 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2013
    So far so good i have not noticed any slow down in performance on simple things like minecraft and light-medium video editing :)
  6. opinio macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
    I can't see how it would slow down. Looks like a good setup.
  7. opinio macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
    You might want to load iStat menus if you can fork out the few dollars. It will give you a complete run down on CPU usage etc so you will know specifically if your setup is being stressed at all.

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