05-02-2008, 04:03 PM
I thought I left this CRAP behind when I ditched Windows..apparently not. What is going on here?
I work in a fast paced multimedia environment and it's not uncommon for me to have multiple apps open...Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver...just some of what I work with.. I can sometimes be doing normal things, like browsing the internet and then suddenly my computer acts like it doesn't know what it's doing! It takes me 10 minutes...I'M NOT KIDDING....10 minutes to switch from FireFox to another application. That stupid beach ball keeps coming up, and I can't QUIT any applications even though every application has frozen up!!!! WHY!!??!?!? What did I do that was so intense that switching from app to app would cause the computer to come to a complete hault?
I just lost quite a bit of work because I simply could not switch to an application to save and quit. I couldn't force quit anything...but everything was sloooooooowwwwwwwwwly working. It was like if I click something, 5 minutes later that click would finally happen..meanwhile that beachball is spinning around laughing at me and giving me the middle finger!
This is supposed to be one of the best iMacs out there. 6 months ago, we got this thing and packed it with every hardware upgrade we could. 2.8ghz dual core processor, 4 gigs of ram, plenty of HD space...what else to I need to keep this thing from being so dang sluggish?
why does it always seem that computers go to the pooper after about 6 months? Always...after the first few months of zooming along and never having problems, things start to freeze up and become a real pain. why? and what can I do to stop this? I could understand if this was windows and I was full of spyware, but i sure was under the impression that Macs don't have the same issues...hmm...
Sorry...i'm done ranting. I just need to know what I can do to get my workflow back to the way it used to be when this machine worked like I expect it to.