Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2011 6:05 AM (in response to jackfromsan diego)
Also experiencing similar problems, sent my imac to apple repair services twice already 1st replacing the hard drive and then the logic board, neither have solved my freezing issues.
(iMac 27" i5 2010)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2011 6:30 AM (in response to jackfromsan diego)
I'd recommend running Activity Monitor (Applications - Utilities - Activity Monitor) while using the computer under normal circumstances. You will be looking for Apps that use significant %CPU, if you see a process taking large sections then you know you have a problem app. Also equally important is how much RAM the computer has Free at all times. In AM click the System Memory tab and check how much FREE ram it has. Please report back with the
amounts of RAM your system has.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2011 9:01 AM (in response to jackfromsan diego)
I use istat menus to moniter the system all the time
the cpu usage is about 10% with safari and 20% with photoshop
Free 690 MB
Wired 382 MB
Active 1.95 GB
Inactive 1006 MB
Used 3.31 GB
total is 4 GB
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2011 9:35 AM (in response to jackfromsan diego)
Your FREE RAM is pretty low. I would suggest upgrading to 8 or 12 GB. If you order from OWC (www.macsales.com) a 12GB upgrade is going to be $102 and I pretty sure that will fix your problems. Your temps are fine, the system is just low on RAM.
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