IMac :: Finding Best System / Capable Of Coping With Programs?

Nov 1, 2009

I currently have an G4 which I bought in 2001 and it's now time for an upgrade.

I want to use it for Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Flash and just wondering if the entry level iMac would be capable of coping with these programs?

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Mac Mini :: How Capable Is The Video In The Latest System

Dec 9, 2009

How capable is the video in the latest mac mini? *edit* 2009 2.0ghz 9400m graphics 4gb 1066ram. 128gb ssdI'm looking to offload my 07 mac pro and use my mini for a while whilst I get a little more cash and wait for a good deal on the (aussie) refurb store for a new mac pro. But in the mean time while using the mini I'd like to run my 30" dell at native res, and a 24" dell at native res. Would the vid card on the mini handle this? I don't intend gaming or doing anything hugely graphic intensive.

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IMac :: Finding Ssd Compatible With System

May 19, 2009

I want change my new iMac Serial-ATA HD with SSD. is this possible?

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OS X :: Is My Imac Capable Of Running Leopard?

Jan 29, 2009

I Have an Imac that is a couple of years old (2006 white). Here is the system profiler specs:

Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac4,1
Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of Processors:1
Total Number Of Cores:2
L2 Cache (per processor):2 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM41.0055.B08
SMC Version: 1.1f5

My daughter just bought Ilife 09, and while I was reading the requirements, it says it requires OSX 10.5 (Leopard). I am running 10.4.11. I would buy Leopard, but I heard it needs a computer with a minimum bus speed of 867 MHz. It seems to be a domino effect. I would buy it, but I cannot return it opened.

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IMac :: Firewire Device Only Capable Of 400 Mb/sec Speed?

Feb 10, 2009

in my system profiler under firewire it says : -

FireWire Bus:

Maximum Speed:Up to 400 Mb/sec

Does this mean that an external hard drive with firewire 800 will be no good to me? Or does mean that the last firewire device was only capable of 400 mb/sec?

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IMac :: 4850M GPU Be Capable - Install An Intel X25-M G2 SSD

Mar 6, 2010

I have several questions.

My first question is, what will the 4850M GPU be capable of? Say in terms of playing Crysis: Warhead and BFBC2?

My current system is a 08 Mac Pro Octo @ 3.0GHz, 18GB 800MHz RAM, GTX 285, and Intel X25-M G2 SSD, 1920x1200 res on a 23" ACD.

How comparable is the 4850M 512MB to the GTX 285 1GB? Could I play Crysis on medium settings w/ no AA @ 2560x1440?

My second question is, how easily can I install an Intel X25-M G2 SSD? Also will I be able to take the iMac into the store and get them to install the SSD?

My third question is, will I notice much of an improvement over my current system. The iMac has faster RAM, and newer Core i7 processors @ 2.8GHz that turbo up to 3.46GHz.

My fourth question is, when using Parallels 5 Desktop for Mac and configuring a VM I can choose how many processor cores I dedicate to the VM, will it show up as 8 or only 4?

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IMac :: Finding LOGITECH X-530 5.1 Speaker System Info

Dec 25, 2010

so ive plugged the right, left, bass, and center in but the front right has 3 jacks coming out of it, i only have 2 jack ports on my imac!

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IMac :: Built In Camera Is Capable Of Capturing Video?

Jan 1, 2007

can anyone tell me if the built in camera on the new imac is capable of capturing video? can this only be done in ichat? i figured out how to take pictures using photo booth but i figured there must be a way to use this camera as a webcam without video conferencing or chatting. any suggestions?

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IMac :: Magic Mouse Capable Of Middle Clicking?

Oct 21, 2009

I'm considering buying an iMac (Which would be my first Mac) soon, and I have a few questions I'd like to have answers to before buying one. I plan buying the new Quad Core 27" iMac, in case it matters when answering my questions.Is it possible/recommended to add non-Apple RAM to the iMac? Are there any disadvantages to this? What are they?Is the new Magic Mouse capable of middle clicking in any way?Is there a wired version of the Magic Mouse? I'm not a big fan on Wireless keyboards and mouses, as they run on batteries.I've read somewhere that to right click in Magic Mouse you have to raise your left click finger, is that true? It may seem like it is according to the video in Apple's website. (The demonstrator raises his finger before he right clicks.)

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IMac :: To Capable Of Running Photoshop CS5 In 64bit Mode?

Apr 18, 2010

I have a white 24" iMac with a Core2 Duo processor, running Snow Leopard 10.6.3.

The new Photoshop CS5 extended software can run on 64-bit.

I know it also depends on the processor's firmware. Will my iMac be able to run Photoshop CS5 (comes out June 30th 2010) in 64-bit mode?

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PowerPC :: Would An IMac G4 Be Capable Of Running Everyday Tasks Quickly

Mar 18, 2010

I have always liked the iMac G4 since i was a little kid and thought that the computer in the commercial looked cool. I wanted to get one for my birthday but my dad thinks that since it is like 5 years old it would not be capable of performing the tasks i do every day, like watching videos and listening to music on iTunes, watching YouTube videos, going on facebook; twitter; and other Adobe Flash and Java based websites. Does anybody who owns a mac know if it plays videos well, if it supports modern Adobe and Java players, and if it is generally a fast computer?

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MacBook Air :: Why Is RAM Seemingly Not Coping While Machine Is Idle

Aug 22, 2014

My daughter has just got a macbook air 2014 1.4 128gb 4gb ram.I realize these are not power house machines, but are pretty slick, due to the SSD, and hardware/software relationship. What bothers me is that while the computer is doing nothing, and i mean nothing, everything closed down, nothing downloading in the background etc, Activity monitor shows that the memory is using 2.2gb of swap (which i believe means it is needing to use the cpu for support).  

the reason i started having a look at this is because she plays sims 3, and whilst it plays ok, jesus, the fan goes full steam and the battery is pretty much dead in one hour, even though the games specs fall well within this systems specs.(So she only plays it plugged in now).The sims thing is fair enough though, if that is the work the computer needs to do to run it, but why is the RAM seemingly not coping while the machine is idle? 

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)

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OS X :: Finding Program For Mac To Open Windows Hack Files And Other Programs?

Feb 15, 2010

Just got the new imac got tired of vist and now i have a problem. the programs that i used on windows, i cannot find for mac and i wanted to know if there is a program that will open them or change them into mac files so i can open them.

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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 :: 50-60% System Usage / No Programs Running?

Apr 29, 2009

I have a MacBook, using iMac atm but my MacBook is running 50-60% system, 0.5-1.5 user, and i do not know why its using so much of my CPU... No programs are running except Activity Monitor... So I'm not sure whats going on, i have all the latest Airport, firmware and all that...

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Software :: Converting To MAC - Finding Mac Equiv. Programs Similar To Sound Forge And Acid Pro

May 14, 2008

So I just bought my MacBook Pro last year, and divided it 1/2 Windows 1/2 Mac -- I finally decided that I can't deal with Windows anymore..the viruses, spyware, and poor performance in general -- Only thing is I have to say bye bye to the 2 digital audio programs I've been using to make CHEERLEADING music for the past 5 years - SOUND FORGE (to cut my songs) and ACID PRO (to mix them) -- I already contacted SONY, and they don't currently offer any audio programs for Mac..The woman actually got a bit feisty when I asked them to re-consider =)

Anyway, to match SOUND FORGE, I've been playing around with Wave Pad, Audacity, and Twisted Wave..they all kinda do the trick, but it just doesn't seem to be enough -- The most important things I liked about SOUND FORGE were: 1) use of markers 2) being able to zoom in & out of the sound file with the scroll wheel on my mouse 3) having the freedom to drag & drop -- I found that using the zoom tool within any project, made cutting music twice as long..and some programs just don't support my scroll wheel, nor the drag & drop concept.

To match ACID PRO, I've been playing around with Reason, & Ableton Live, but they almost seem TOO pro for me..I don't even understand half of what they do. The most important quality about ACID PRO was it's loop based technology -- I loved being able to find a cut (previously created with Sound Forge) within the project browser, and tell Acid to read it as a loop (and the # of beats, depending on its length) or as a one shot. This automatic time-stretching/tempo-matching concept, & straight-forwardness is what I loved most about ACID -- It's like music for dummies! Pick, Paint, & Play..not to mention, unlimited tracks & cross-fading is a plus+++

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MacBook :: System Overloads - Few Programs Slowing Down

Mar 10, 2009

I'm pretty new to the whole MacBook world as I only brought my unibody MacBook in November. Although I've found everything to me incredibly intuitive there are still some thing I need to learn, such as what to do when thing start slowing down. Recently I have noticing a few programs having some difficulties, my Logic studio has been having System overloads, my dashboard hasn't been popping up and my Safari is feeling slower. On windows their was a variety of thing I used to try stop this (virus scan were a staple) but I just have no idea where to start on my MacBook.

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Software :: How To Uninstall System Programs Like Little Snitch

Apr 15, 2005

So far I haven't seen any uninstall options in all the software that I've installed, so if I were to uninstall programs that are linked to the Start Up list, how should I do it? Can I just delete them from the HD? Because for Windows, messing with files that are related to the registry or system can really cause big problems for the computer.

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OS X :: Websites And Programs Aren't Reading System Specs Correctly

Dec 20, 2010

I've got a 2 year old Macbook running on OS X 10.5.8. I've been having this problem with my computer and it's hard to explain...

I went to go install Google Chrome but then the site reads:

"Your operating system is not supported.
Google Chrome is available for Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Intel only".
I have 10.5 or later and my mac is intel based.

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MacBook Pro :: After System Date / Time Reset It Can't Open Any Programs

Mar 30, 2012

Booted my macbook pro 2009 and the time was reset to 2001, a prompt asked me to change settings or else the computer might function erratically. So i changed the date and time settings as suggested but then suddenly it stopped working. I restarted the computer but i could no longer open any programs. My dock was gone, the screen background was changed back to the original and i couldn't access the system preferences. Every time i click on the apple icon the screen just refreshes and that's it.

My laptop hasn't been turned off for the last 48 hrs before this happened. i was working and uploading huge files to dropbox and since my Internet connection was really slow, i had to keep it on so it would upload continuously. Was thinking this might have caused some malfunction.


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OS X Mavericks :: 10.9.5 - System Recovery Without Losing Current Programs / Apps

Dec 3, 2014

I am running OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 on an iMac 27" mid 2011. If I run OS X Recovery on my system just to wipe everything clean and start fresh. Will I also loose all my other Apps and installed software like MS Office, Adobe CS6, etc. etc.? If so, how can I do a system recovery without losing all my current apps or programs. I don't have any of the original disks.

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.5), 27"

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Power Mac G5 :: Files On Compact Flash Card Corrupted When Coping Files?

Dec 4, 2007

I have a single processor G5 1.8 running current version of Tiger 10.4.11. I take pictures on my Canon 1D ll and also on a Canon power shot pro 1. When I tried to copy files from my compact flash card to my G5, it corrupted most of the files. When I pull them up, half of the image is distorted or discolored. I am using a cheap non-powered USB 2.0 card reader attached to the high speed USB ports. I have tried all of the ports. My other devices, Keyboard, printer, scanner (all self powered) work fine on the USB ports. I can do the same hookup on my G4 Ibook and it works fine with no problems. I also tried importing directly from the camera into I-photo and had the same problem on the G5.

Mac OS X (10.4.10)

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Mac Mini :: Migration Assistant To Transfer The Programs To My IMac Without Losing Data On IMac

Sep 11, 2008

The Mini Has Some Great Software On it, Could i Use Migration Assistant To Transfer The Programs To My iMac Without Losing My Data On My iMac? Or is There Any Other Way?

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IMac PPC :: G5 Will Not Run Programs

Apr 15, 2012

I recently picked up a G5 20 inch iMac  1.8 PPC  1.5 ram (gonna go pick up another gig today.  Nothing out of the ordinary.  I actually really like this thing.  Anyways, when I picked it up, it was supposed to have 10.5.8 on it and it only has 10.4.11  No real biggie just need to get a hold of a 10.5 disc.  Anyways, here is the issue.  Programs will not open.  If it is a preinstalled program, it runs fine.  If it is a program that I have downloaded, it will not run.  Case in point, I use FILEZILLA ALOT.  I downloaded the PPC version, go to open it, and the icon pops up in the dock, then closes with nothing else.  No crash report, no bug no nothing.  Pops up in the dock then disappears.  Does this with any program that I download.  I already repaired permissions to no avail..

iMac, G5 20 inch iMac

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IMac :: How Can Keep Programs But Wipe Everything Else

Dec 5, 2010

I have an application that WILL NOT DELETE! I move it to the trash it does nothing. It stays there. I took my iMac to the Apple store and they said I would need to wipe my computer clean... I am fine with that but I have some expensive programs... i.e. Photoshop Lightroom etc. how can I keep those programs but wipe everything else?

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OS X :: Programs Keep Hanging And Imac Won't Shut Down?

Feb 2, 2010

My Intel-based imac keeps hanging my programs like Word and Excel, Chrome, Firefox, etc. I force quit, then try to re-start, but get spinning wheel. I try to shut down and desktop clears, but won't actually shut down unless I push the button. It's doing it every day, almost every time I go to use any of my core programs.

I got a RAM upgrade, and an OWC Mercury Elite Pro HD to take the back ups.

Oh - I also record a moderate amount of music in Garage Band - could this be clogging up everything?

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IMac PPC :: Any Programs Similar To Animasher?

Apr 3, 2012

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IMac PPC :: Delete Programs Off The G5 Osx 10.5.8 Completely?

Jun 26, 2012

My imac g5 osx 10.5.8 is running slow and getting froze alot some programs just take forever. If someone knows how to remove programs safely could you please help me. I don't want to make a mistake that's unfixable. Like, i.e ( operating firefox now ,but i have a safari app. Do i need safari ? Am i even running that at all ?) Also i have 4 dvd players-imovie,dvd player,mac the ripper and front row do i need all them ?And quicktime but running bit torrent.

iPod touch, 8 gig ipod touch

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IMac :: Is There A Way To Chip Off CPU Usage From Other Programs That The Computer May Be Using

May 20, 2009

I purchased my first Mac ever, the iMac with 3.06ghz, 8GB and 1T.


Now, I got this iMac to use Protools with plugins. Now I'm only using 3 tracks with virtual instruments and is already asking me to increase CPU usage or remove RTAS(virtual instruments).

Is there a way to chip off CPU usage from other programs that the computer may be using? Anyone has solution except removing some virtual instruments, I mean I got this iMac to work with music.

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IMac Intel :: Running Slow Even When No Programs Are In Use?

Aug 8, 2009

even when i dont have any programs actually running i get the stupid coloured spinning circle and i can hear the computer thinking like ive got 20 programs running at the same time , kind of like the windows CPU usage stuck on 100% problem.

intel core duo
Mac OS X (10.6.5)

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