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    new iMac but really slow

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    hi i recently buy iMac

    2.7 GHz intel Core i5
    4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3


    and its really slow whatever i wanna do browsing or working on PS or Lightroom its extremely slow if i wanna scroll down/ up www or when rotate or saving stuff even if i wanna jump to Mission Control. or from one safari window to other or safe stuff or open window with Ps always i got this spinning rainbow

    I had Leopard now Lion but it doesn't help any at all.
    It says that it does not have to be off to often its ok if its in sleeping mode that what i do.

    Disk is to full coz i use external for all my work just software and music is here on iMac.
    i normally go my Lightroom open and Ps and safari (quiet few windows with different tabs ) its my first Mac but I'm keep backing to my old pc to do my work


    wanna know if its only my problem or its common?

    thx for help

    Nidi

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    new iMac but really slow
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    Quote Originally Posted by nidi View Post
    hi i recently buy iMac

    2.7 GHz intel Core i5
    4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3


    and its really slow whatever i wanna do browsing or working on PS or Lightroom its extremely slow if i wanna scroll down/ up www or when rotate or saving stuff even if i wanna jump to Mission Control. or from one safari window to other or safe stuff or open window with Ps always i got this spinning rainbow

    I had Leopard now Lion but it doesn't help any at all.
    It says that it does not have to be off to often its ok if its in sleeping mode that what i do.

    Disk is to full coz i use external for all my work just software and music is here on iMac.
    i normally go my Lightroom open and Ps and safari (quiet few windows with different tabs ) its my first Mac but I'm keep backing to my old pc to do my work


    wanna know if its only my problem or its common?

    thx for help

    Nidi
    No, it isn't common.

    FWIW if you are going to be running a lot of programs simultaneously (Especially Photoshop) 4GB of RAM is probably not enough and you will end up doing a lot of additional access of the HD (which will slow things down). RAM is cheap; you should consider adding at least another 4GB.

    You may have other issues (especially if you have any AV or 3rd party Utilities) installed and running. Give us more specifics and we can let you know if that is a potential also.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    new iMac but really slow
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    And don't forget that the red X does NOT shut down applications, just hides them. You have to close them to close them. You may have too many things running in the background.

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    new iMac but really slow
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    You said your disk is too full, but I'm assuming you meant your disk was not too full because you use an external hard drive. If your disk is too full that can cause your computer to not run to it's full capability. I am told that the OS likes to have a lot of free space.

    If you look at the tool bar, (Is that the Mac term?) you will see a little light on underneath the program symbol. If the light is on you know that the program is not really closed but just minimized for lack of a better term. To test just open a program then look beneath the program symbol and compare to another program you will see what I mean. I just right click the touch pad and you can then quit the program completely which will release the memory.

    This may help as well.

    Regards,

    Pat
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