Mac Pro :: Finding General RAM Usage

Nov 23, 2010

Have a quad-core Mac Pro with 8gb of RAM with iStat menus installed. Can someone explain the memory panel to me and what they all mean?

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MacBook Pro :: Finding 13" 2.26 In General Usage

Oct 11, 2009

I just ordered a macbook pro 13" 2.26ghz for school, however this means i probably will not get an iMac until mid 2010. This means i will have to use my macbook pro as my main computer for a while. Does anyone else use the macbook pro 2.26 as their main machine and how good is it at managing general usage (word processing, watching vids, etc.

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OS X :: More General CPU Usage Since 10.6.3?

Mar 30, 2010

I've noticed more general CPU usage, although less with Flash (), namely WindowServer has been getting up to about 20~30%+ when doing something as simple as scrolling down a webpage.

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Mac Mini :: Base Mini General Usage?

Sep 30, 2010

Is the base Mini with 2.4GHz and 2MB RAM powerful enough to run iPhoto (30 years worth of photos including many scanned in and not digital), PhotoShop Elements, do some basic video editing, and for general internet usage?

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OS X :: Finding Bluetooth Usage Meter?

Nov 10, 2008

I sometimes tether my phone and use it to go online. I'm not on a data plan so I pay 10c per MB and would like to be able to track my usage. Is there some sort of tool or meter that can show my data usage over Bluetooth?

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Mac Pro :: Finding RAM Usage With Snow Leopard

Aug 30, 2009

Ever since installing snow leopard my ram has been acting different. By that I mean, when I'm encoding a blu ray in Handbrake and open Activity Monitor it shows 4GB of RAM used (this is after encoding for over two hours). With leopard it would be around 15gb RAM used after a few hours?

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OS X :: Finding Widget To Monitor Network Usage?

Sep 10, 2009

I have just successfully tethered my Nokia 5800 to my MBP and its working great... just one question, is there some way to monitor (maybe like a widget?) how much data i have upped and downloaded?

The reason i ask is because i have a package that allows me 1gig of traffic a month, after which there are some stupid rates *per day* of usage and the speed will be throttled as well.

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Applications :: Finding Network Usage Monitor App?

Feb 1, 2010

I'm looking for an app that monitors my network usage. Currently, I use iStat Pro, but that "forgets" the "Total In" value upon reboot.

I want to monitor my network activity over a month or so, to see what my average usage per month / day is.
Is there any app that keeps the progress?

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MacBook Pro :: Finding Memory Usage For 13"

May 24, 2010

So I finally went to the Apple Store and got my very first Mac, a MacBook Pro 13" .

Anyways, I got the baseline configuration that came with 4 GB of memory. Playing with the Activity Monitor, I noticed that after awhile of using the computer, the green "free" memory piece of the pie becomes progressively smaller until it's almost gone. Does that mean I have no more free memory left? But I'm not running a lot of programs at once. Just Safari and iTunes, maybe Pages too.

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Mac Pro :: How Loud Are The New Machines In General

Mar 15, 2009

how loud are the new machines in general? How much louder do they get under load? How much of the noise is contributed by the graphics card? How do they compare to the 2008 MacPro or to the PowerMac G5?Many questions, I know. I have a G5 Quad 2.5 at the moment, at it is rather loud, especially under load. Back then, I bought it with a better graphics card (7800) and exchanged the graphics card fan with a quieter fan from Zalman. This eliminated the annoying, high-pitched sound, but the complete machine is still very audible.

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OS X :: General Performance Of OSX 10.5.7 On An IMac?

May 27, 2009

Is it just me or has the general performance of a early 2009 iMac running 10.5.7 just decreased dramatically when you installed the update.

I have found that the boot up time has got alot slower.

I have also found that when you boot up iMovie 09, it takes alot longer to be ready than it did 2 weeks ago (before the update)

My system is as follows;

iMac 24"
2.93 GHz Processor
4GB Memory
640GB Hard Drive
NVidia GeForce GT120 256mb memory
Wireless Mouse (Irrelevant)
Keyboard (Irrelevant)

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OS X :: General Consensus On OSX Firewall

May 4, 2010

Whats the general consensus on OSX Firewall. It's not enabled by default and I never knew the option existed. Is it problematic at all, or prone to slowdowns. I am behind a home router

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OS X :: Mac Won't Restart After General Update?

Jun 27, 2010

so i have a macbook unibody late 2008 and i wanted to go on the itunes store and it said to update java. So i did the update that ocmes up on your mac and once it restarted it gave me an error that will not go away.

I am running bootcamp and windows works just fine. Also not sure if it makes a difference but i jailbroke my iphone right before i restarted and my iphone was connected so im not sure if that makes a difference when it boots up.

it would be very annoying to have to reformat.

Also if i do have to reformat can i leave windows intact?

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PowerPC :: Beeping On General Use And Start Up

Aug 14, 2006

Every once in a while my PowerBook beeps. One of those short beeps you hear on old DOS computers when they boot up is the best way I can describe it. I thought at first it was my PC since it has a built in speaker than can only beep, but I've heard it in many places from my laptop. When it beeps it beeps at different times: sometimes once during just general computer use, sometimes just once during startup. what to make of this? If the beeps were becoming more frequent I'd say it was a countdown to the explosion of my PowerBook, but so far they just seem to occur once or twice a month.

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OS X :: Increasing General Volume Level?

Jan 19, 2009

When I'm in iTunes on my MB I want it to be loud but I cant. iTunes and OSX doesnt allow me to raise the volume as much as I want to. But when I'm in VLC I can raise the volume reaally high.

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OS X :: MacBook Runs Slow In General

Feb 11, 2009

My MacBook is from the Summer of 2007, so its not the newest one but the last model, a black one. Basically, it just runs slowly. Sometimes i'll boot it up and just dragging icons can be really choppy and opening files or just double-clicking the Mac HD icon will cause that spiral of colors to pop up. It isn't always super slow but I would say that my mac is a lot lot slower than it was in the first 6-8 months I owned it. It has 1gig of memory and it isn't like I have lots of programs running at once (if i was i would understand it being a bit slow) My guess is just from going to websites, cookie build-up, maybe the hardware is just againg, pop-ups, pornography, or whatever is just causing it to slow down. I'd like to not have to reinstall the os and i'm at school anyways so i dont have the disc for that. Any idea what I can do?

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ITunes :: Edit The General List In It?

Jun 19, 2012

My genre list has become very random and I want to reduce it to the general Blues Jazz Rock Pop Classical?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Software :: How I Can Download A General Midi File

Jun 14, 2008

Does anyone know how I can download a general midi file (from any of the various places online), import it into Logic Express 8, and then (this is the important bit) be able to change those general midi instruments into one of the OTHER instruments in Logic? Logic only shows me the much more limited range of general midi instruments.

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Applications :: Any Freeware Program For General Drawing?

Jan 27, 2009

Does anybody know of a freeware program that is good for general doodling, and tablet-friendly? (eraser, in particular).

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MacBook :: Using 13" Aluminum Unibody Non Pro General

Dec 8, 2009

I am one of the unfortunate early adopters of the aluminum non-pro unibody macbooks, and I just wanted to as some general information about them (even though that may seem a bit odd:

A)Does anyone know exactly (month-wise) how long they were produced?
B)What the cost was (in my case for the 2.4 ghz. It wasn't put on my credit card, so I can't look it up)
C) The initial price (is it the same as now?) of the MBP aluminum unibody 13"
D) If there was ever anykind of restitution for the early adopters (there wasn't that I know of, just checking)

and before anybody tells me that I'm just complaining, Look (assuming my facts are straight, which is why I am making this thread)...I bought this laptop and not but a few months later, they basically re-released a pumped up (and by pumped up I mean included features that were standard in many other laptops at the time I bought mine, for example 4gb of ram instead of 2..) version of it at a lower price. Now I'm not whining, the laptop has served me pretty well (although it's had just as many hang-ups and problems as any other laptop I've owned, apple or other) I'm just a bit dissapointed with apple, and if things stand as I believe they do, this will certainly be the last apple laptop (the only thing from apple that I do buy) I buy .

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Applications :: Final Cut Pro General Error (Out Of Memory)

Dec 30, 2009

I am running Final Cut Pro 7 on a MacBook with a 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo. I have used FCP to edit before using video from a camera that used mini DV tapes and that worked fine. I recently got the Flip Ultra HD, which records straight to MP4 with the following format: 1280x720, 30 FPS, H.264 video compression. I imported the files on my computer and then imported them into FCP. When I try to play them in the viewer I get a window that says: General Error. Then another window that says: out of memory. I have tried restarting both the computer and the program.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Exporting Mailboxes To General Format?

Apr 5, 2012

How to export all the mailboxes (many) with all the emails that I have in my Mail programme in a form they can be imported by other email clients (Thunderbird, Outlook etc.).

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OS X :: Printer Drivers And Snow Leopard - Possible General Workaround

Sep 10, 2009

If drivers for your printer do not show up in Snow Leopard, and there is no option for a generic driver (that you can use until original ones arrive), then you might be in luck if you've got your Leopard disc handy. Insert your Leopard disc, and then click on Optional Installs. Then in the next window you might have to click on Optional Installs again. From the new Window, select Printer drivers. Select the appropriate brand, and then install. So really, we're trying to use Leopard drivers here, moved from your Leopard disc onto Snow Leopard. If you're in luck, usable drivers might show up in your System Preferences, or perhaps a generic driver that will work.

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Applications :: IMovie Delay When Playing And General Lagginess?

Dec 21, 2010

When working in iMovie things always seem a little laggy. Like pressing the space bar to play, there is always a delay before it actually starts. And when dragging clips in it's definitely less than smooth. Is this a CPU thin or a RAM thing or neither. Just wondering if I'd see some improvement bumping up to 8GB of RAM or if not

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OS X :: Mac Not Doing Simple Things Like Copying Files And Other General Tasks?

May 13, 2010

A few days ago I took the back off of my MBP to clean some of the dust, and put it back together. now when I start up I get a bar under the spinning gear that disappears after a few seconds. My start up and shut down have been really slow and often hangs on shut down, when I first installed Snow leopard, every thing was instant.

Recently I have been having weird application crashes and problems with installing programs from a DMG (steam). iTunes has given me errors and so has Mail, it just suddenly crashed and asked me to rebuild the messages constantly until a re-boot.

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Software :: General Way To Clean Up System To Make It Fresh Again?

Aug 26, 2009

I have lots of old files left over from installed programs etc. What like a general clean to make things seem fresh again!

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Malware Fix Update Available To Universities Before General Public?

Apr 14, 2012

Why was the malware fix update available to Universities before the general public?

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IMac PPC :: General Upgrading Query Of G5 1.6ghz 17" OS 10.4.11?

Apr 17, 2012

ive just purchased my first iMac as above for my son as his 1st desktop. im in the process of upgrading the RAM to 2gb and looking into purchasing Leopard 10.5. could anyone advise whether there are any other 'home' upgrades i can carry out to maximise this unit's potential for online use in 2012? and whether these 2 initial upgrades should give noticeable increase in performance to warrant the spend? i do have an iPhone4 and wish to use this unit for connection via iTunes. he currently likes to play online games such as 'Minecraft' and we have found it very slow so far...the unit does have the Airport wireless card installed, no bluetooth though.  

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iMac G5 Powermac 8,1 1.6ghz 17"

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IMac :: MacRumors Suggestions For General Family Video Editing?

Oct 20, 2009

Finally the new iMac have dropped - what would be the MacRumors suggestion for general family video editing? Essentially I just want to be able to edit some family videos, create some DVDs on iDVD and not have it cug on me. Will the Nvidia 9400M suffice or do I need the ATI 4670?

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Applications :: General Consensus Over Wether, Which Add Function To Itunes To Allow Different Track?

Nov 15, 2009

I currently use a number of Airport Express's to stream my itunes music content around my house.Is there a general consensus over wether Apple will ever add the function to itunes to allow different tracks/songs to be played on the express's at the same time?

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