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iMac, how fast should it be?
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Dark_Lotus
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Aug 30, 2006, 08:34 AM
 
I just got my 20" 2ghz iMac with a gig of ram and 256MB vRam, sometimes when I have more than a few apps open iTunes skips ever other other other song. No big deal just bothers me a little bit, is it just because other things start working hard in the background?
     
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Aug 30, 2006, 10:55 AM
 
Not likely, what apps do you run?
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Aug 30, 2006, 11:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dark_Lotus
I just got my 20" 2ghz iMac with a gig of ram and 256MB vRam, sometimes when I have more than a few apps open iTunes skips ever other other other song. No big deal just bothers me a little bit, is it just because other things start working hard in the background?
It sounds like some kind of software conflict to me. Perhaps you should report a possible bug to Apple, assuming you can reproduce it consistently.
     
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Aug 30, 2006, 11:38 AM
 
iTunes should very rarely skip. There is a problem with your system. Take a look at Activity Monitor to see if any program is going crazy.

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Dark_Lotus  (op)
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Aug 30, 2006, 04:35 PM
 
Well, it hasnt done it for a while, maybe it was just because I was running auto update.
     
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Aug 30, 2006, 07:24 PM
 
It could be that another app was hitting the hard drive pretty hard. Auto update does tend to do that when it's installing and optimizing.
     
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Aug 30, 2006, 08:12 PM
 
Would "auto update" be the Office Auto Update? That'll be PowerPC and RAM hungry. I'll frequently get a SBOD on my ancient PowerMac G3 but iTunes doesn't skip a beat.
     
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Aug 31, 2006, 05:06 PM
 
Ok, I have iStat Pro in Dashboard and the idle keeps going up and down, first it will be 98% then it will be 40% the next second. iTunes still skips ocassionally...really annoying even though it barely happens.

EDIT: ok maybe it was just iStat Pro, because I looked at the activity monitor and it said the Idle was 98% while running itunes and safari. I think i figured out why itunes was skippng, I had dashboard open and i changed the song in itunes and as soon as my lyrics widget updated, itunes skipped. So I just deleted the widget and now it hasnt since..
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Aug 31, 2006, 05:14 PM
 
Is iStat pro Universal? I'd make sure none of your widgets are causing problems, how many PPC apps are you using?
     
   
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