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I've recently noticed that my iTunes is lagging. Here's my situation: I swapped out the stock HDD for a 500GB 5400RPM drive. I have about 98GB free on the drive. Whenever I open iTunes (my library is 235GB), it lags considerably more than it used to. Is this because the size of the library and the speed of the drive? Is there anything I could do to alleviate this problem? I have 2GB of RAM, should I upgrade to 4GB?

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Process:               iTunes [5109]

Path:                  /Applications/


Version:               12.0.1 (

Build Info:            iTunes-1200012000001026~1

Code Type:             X86-64 (Native)

Parent Process:        ??? [1]


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