MacBook :: High HDD Activity Since Snow Leopard

Sep 2, 2009

since i upgraded to snow leopard on my macbook i have noticeably heard the hard drive much of the time. Activity monitor says that it is reading off the drive. Even does it with no apps open.

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OS X :: Increased Disk Activity In Snow Leopard?

Sep 1, 2009

I have SL installed since the release day and I've noticed that for some reason my hard drive is a lot more active than it was before. At first I thought it was indexing something (such as the spotlight index that needs to be built) but this has been going on for days now. Even during very light computer work (just one firefox window with macrumors) de disk still keeps going like crazy. It's not constantly, but definitely way more frequent than on leopard.

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Mac Pro :: Processor Activity Maxed Out At 50% With Snow Leopard?

Feb 18, 2010

I've been running some deinterlacing jobs with Compressor on our Mac Pro 3,1 dual processor. We'd added some RAM so I was interested to have a look in Activity Monitor to see how it was faring and noticed that the CPU activity never went above 50%. I find it very hard to believe that Compressor isn't intended to take advantage of both processors.

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Intel Mac :: High Disk Activity - Reading And Writing

Mar 1, 2012

I have noticed a lot of disk activity reading and writing, it maxes out in bursts up to a couple of minutes at a time and overall seams to be reading and writing a lot of the time, with no processor activity at all. There is no obvious culprits in the activity monitor but terminal displayed large number of read and writes for mds, but spot light is not indexing (no dot in Mag glass) and this has been happening from months now.

Possibly longer noticed it when recieved replacement drive due to crook seagate, may have been doing this but could not hear it. Running last Snow Leopard on iMac 27 mid 2011 i7 custom with 8 gb of ram. also should note this unit has had load of issues Bad Ram, some software problems would not sleep (software) none of which have ever manifested on any of my other (older) macs. Also have noted that this drive activity does seem to coincide with using safari on occasion??

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: 10.6.8 Incredibly High Memory Usage?

May 25, 2012

Currently, I have a 13" late 2011 MacBook Pro with 4gb of RAM. Right now, I only have 15mb of RAM free, and for some reason the rest is being used by an unknown process. I'll include a screenshot below

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Clicking On 'get Mail' The Download Bar Shows Activity But No Mail Is Downloaded To The Inbox?

Apr 30, 2012

After clicking on 'get mail' the download bar shows activity but no mail is downloaded to the inbox. Checked to see if for some reason mail is being downloaded to another box but not so.I know that mail is being sent because I can receive it on my iphone under same email address.Email was working ok until yesterday when this started happening.  Not sure what to check or how to correct.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: In Mail, Print The List Of Mail Activity In A Folder Without Actually Printing Each Email?

Jun 25, 2012

In Mail, is there a way to print the list of mail activity in a folder without actually printing each email?

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OS X :: No Activity Monitor In Leopard?

Apr 3, 2009

I installed Leopard from an OS disk I purchased to upgrade from Tiger. I just went to launch Activity Monitor and it is not there? I checked Applications and Utilities. From what I read it seems that Leopard should have activity monitor.

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OS X :: Finding Programs Running In Activity Monitor. Speeding Up Leopard?

Mar 19, 2010

My Mac is noticeably slower so I'm looking to clean it up before I try a clean install on the hard drive. I found a Kodak printer program and an HP printer program both of which I deleted from applications, but both of which are chewing up 500MB of process memory, and when I force a quit they just pop open again a second later.Question:

Where are these programs hididng? How do I kill them?

Any other tricks to speed my Mac up (I verified permissions already).

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Snow Leopard Install Disk Works In IMac But Not In MacBook Pro?

Mar 31, 2012

I have a Snow Leopard Install Disk for the 13-inch Macbook Pro model.I also have a 21-inch iMac. I have OS X Lion installed on both. I have Snow Leopard installed as a partition on my Macbook Pro, which I installed via the install disk. I want to do the same thing for my iMac but I am unable due to (seemingly) my install disk is for a Macbook Pro and not for an iMac.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook :: Fans On High Speed - Does This High Speed Effect On Computer?

Jun 16, 2009

Does it hurt the computer... If the computer is doing something (watching flash, playing a game) that turns on the fan full speed;Does this hurt the computer? There are a few games I like to play and they turn on the fan at full speed (computer gets hot too, on the bottom.)

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MacBook Pro :: Merged High Resolution Glossy Or High Resolution Antiglare?

Apr 14, 2010

How does the Antiglare screen look? Does it look cheap and flimsy like the matte screens on the pc laptops?This is my first Mac and i'm looking at going all out and getting the top of the line 15". I know I definitely want the HD screen, i'm just not sure which screen looks better. What about a 5400 vs 7200 rpm hdd? Is this upgrade worth it?

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OS X :: Leopard Upgrade To Snow Leopard ... The Same As The Full Version Of Snow Leopard?

Jun 13, 2009

... long time reader, first time poster!! So I'm doing it. I'm switching from PC to Mac. I've been waiting for a while now and the new MacBook Pro's have convinced me. I'm buying the 13 inch this week.

However I'm slightly worried about the upgrade to Snow Leopard in September.

My question is if I buy a new MacBook Pro this week and upgrade from the current version of Leopard to Snow Leopard will it be the EXACT same as the version of Snow Leopard that ships with new MacBooks after September?

Is the upgrade just the same as the full software version available post September? Does the upgrade it just detect if you have the previous software and installs as if it were the full? Or does it just "patch" things depending on what's different from previous versions?

I can wait till after Snow Leopard is released in September 09 if it is different to Leopard upgraded to Snow Leopard.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard And HP Color Laserjet 3505n - Snow Leopard Work With This Printer?

Aug 25, 2009

I am using an HP Color Laserjet 3505n. Will snow leopard work with this printer?

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Mac :: Mini Running Slow Since Loading Leopard / Make It High?

Dec 28, 2009

My Mac Mini has been running slow since I upgraded to Leopard several months ago. It is not Snow Leopard. My Mac Mini is running software version 10.5.8 and my processor is a 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4 with 512 MB RAM. Am I running slow since my Mac Mini is intel? Should I switch it back to Tiger or is there any other suggestions you can make. I have run the disk utility and have run the repair permissions. The computer is especially slow on Safari where it is faster on my MacBook pro.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Photoshop CS And Acrobat 6.0 Stopped Working In Snow Leopard?

Mar 25, 2012

"Photoshop CS" and "Acrobat 6.0 Standard" suddenly stopped working in my iMac, apparently after I upgraded it to MacOS 10.6.8 (the latest version of Snow Leopard).  Both programs had worked normally until that OS upgrade.  I deleted Photoshop CS and tried to re-install it from the original CD, but the installation never proceeds because I get an error message entitled:  "Install Adobe Photoshop CS quit unexpectedly".  This is the full error message: 

Process:         LaunchCFMApp [1516]
Path:            /Volumes/Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS/Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS/Install Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop CS
Identifier:      com.MindVision.InstallerVISE


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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Software Update After Snow Leopard Clean Install

Jul 3, 2012

Today I performed a clean install of Snow Leopard on my late 2009 Mac Mini. After completing the installation, I began running software update to bring everything up-to-date.While software update did find and install a number of updates (10.6.8v1.1 Combo update, Security Update 2012-002, Apple Software Installer Update, iLife Support 9.0.4, Remote Desktop Client Update 3.5.3, Airport Utility, Java, Safari) it did not find an update for iTunes (which starts at version 9.x, I believe, in a SL clean install).I assumed that this was some sort of random glitch and manually downloaded and installed iTunes 10.6.3.After that, I re-installed iLife '11 (from a retail DVD, not the App Store).When I ran Software Update again, it found updates for Garage Band, iDVD, and iWeb, but it did not show the updates for iPhoto and iMovie.I found this to be unnerving, as I performed a clean install when I first obtained this Mini a few months ago and didn't experience any of these problems - all of my Apple software updated automatically through Software Update without a hitch.

I began researching this problem online and found that other people have been experiencing this same problem (or some variation of it), and it seems like it began appearing around the time Apple updated some of its security certificates in March.In particular, I've found several references to the missing iPhoto update.This one is especially noticeable because an iPhoto library created in iPhoto 9.2.3 will not open in iPhoto 9.0, and this generates an error upon opening the program (i.e., a user backs up their iPhoto library created in 9.2.3, performs a SL clean install, reinstalls iLife, goes through the Software Update process until it shows that no more updates are available, and are shocked to find that they are unable to open their backed up iPhoto library because they have an out of date version of iPhoto).The most common (and admittedly logical) solution proposed in the threads I've read is to download any necessary updates directly from the Apple website. However, I am curious as to why this previously functional feature now appears to be broken.Has anyone else been struggling with this?  Does it indeed have something to do with the new security certificates? Is Apple aware of the problem?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Software :: Best Activity Monitor Software For Leopard?

Jul 21, 2009

Aside from "Activity Monitor", what's the best CPU monitor software for Leopard?

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: High Virtual Memory Usage - Low Startup Disk Space Warning

May 27, 2012

My wife has an Intel Core 2 Duo Macbook with Leopard 10.5.8. We've run the software update. We've run repair disk permissions. We've restarted the computer. But despite all of that, her virtual memory usage is really high compared to my computer. Each process is using from approximately 600 - 1100 MB of virtual memory. She has 12 GB of free space on her hard drive, but her computer has been running slower lately and has had the low startup disk space warning.

MacBook (13-inch Aluminum Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Applications :: Upgrade To Snow Leopard Or Install Snow Leopard?

Oct 4, 2010

I'm currently using a MBP 13 inch and am running Leopard on it.

I just bought a copy of snow leopard today but i don't know if I should do a direct upgrade from leopard to snow leopard, or wipe my MBP and do a fresh install so i have snow leopard on a clean slate.

Have any of you tried the second option before? Or do any of you have advice on which path I should take?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Old Apps Unexpectedly Quit In Snow Leopard

Jun 3, 2012

I have my drive partitioned between Tiger and Snow Leopard. I am trying to move myself over to Snow Leopard so I don't have to keep switching. The problem is that my old apps that alledgedly will work in SL, give me an error box when I launch them. It happens with Appleworks 6 and Quicken 2007. I've installed Rosetta but don't know what else to do.When I launch either application, it says it unexpectedly quit and gives this info: Process: [code]

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OS X :: Leopard Imac To Snow Leopard Macbook Error?

Jul 10, 2010

I have an imac with leopard OS and a macbook pro with snow leopard on it, and I can't seem to connect the two computers. Even when they are directly connected with ethernet cable, I can see the imac but not connect with it. I can connect to the macbook from the imac, but not vice-versa. My network is ethernet through linksys WRT610 router. Repeated attempts to connect from the macbook result in "connection failed" message and "imac may not exist or is not available."

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OS X :: MacBook - Leopard Upgrade To Snow Leopard?

Mar 4, 2009

I want the Mail Exchange Server support in Snow Leopard. If I buy a new MacBook today shipped with Leopard, can I get the upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard for free? (No, right?) When will SL be released? And how long will it take to have SL shipped with MacBook after that?

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OS X :: Installing Snow Leopard On To Leopard Macbook?

Dec 21, 2010

I'm trying to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard on to my macbook but I keep getting this error.

"mac os x installation couldn't be completed" I get this message usually within 5 minutes of installation.

My macbook specs are...
Mac OS X Version 10.5.8, 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB 667 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM

I've already tried repairing the disks. (I repaired my leopard with the snow leopard CD because I couldn't find the leopard CD.

I heard it was fine to do.) I would have tried to verify and repair the partition but the buttons seemed to be grayed out for some reason.

Here is the error log...

(sorry for the download, forum rules. "the text that you have entered is too long (123483 characters). Please shorten it to 20000 characters long.")

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MacBook Pro :: Installing Snow Leopard Over Leopard?

Jul 8, 2009

Will it install like the OS does on the iPhone, as in the existing data isn't put in a new folder? What exactly happens when you install a new OSX?

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MacBook Air :: Does Snow Leopard Still Run Hotter Than Leopard?

Nov 28, 2009

I upgraded to Sow Leopard some time back. Recently took the 10.6.2 upgrade but to me it still feels as if the machine runs hotter in idle and under moderate load than it did with Leopard. Thinking about going back to Leopard.

What is your experiences with SL vs Leopard when it comes to heat?

Also battery life seems slightly worse to me is that also common?

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Upgrade From Macbook Pro,O S X  10.5.8 To Snow Leopard 10.6 .3?

Jun 30, 2012

can I upgrade from my mac book pro,O S X  10.5.8 to Snow Leopard 10.6 .3.

Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook :: Window Server In Activity Monitor ?

Mar 16, 2009

What is "WindowServer" in Activity Monitor?? I actually have a few things I dont know what they are.

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MacBook Pro :: What App To Record Screen And Audio Activity

Aug 21, 2009

during the day I want to be able to record what's happening on my screen including both video and audio. I want to follow a realtime webcast when I'm away from my computer but this webcast isn't played thru the browser.

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MacBook Pro :: 4GB But Activity Monitor Only Showing 3.75GB

Sep 17, 2009

I was checking out my Activity Monitor the other day and I have noticed this before. I have 4GB in my MacBook Pro and updated to SL and now AM is only showing that I have 3.75GB. I figured maybe it was just an error and I have shut my MBP off and it still hasn't changed.

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