177 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 30, 2013 10:18 PM by Linc Davis
Here's the stats: mid-2008 Mac Pro, 8-core x 3Ghz Xeon, 9 gigs of RAM, 2x2TB hard drives, 1x1TB hard drive.
I've swapped out the lame 8800 video card that came with this pig for a Radeon 4870, in the hopes that this would resolve my problems. Even when just running Mail, MS Word and a browser, my Mac sometimes just ... crawls. Trying to switch between windows. I click and click ... and nothing happens.
Try to close a program ... I click and click ... and after an eternity, a menu FINALLY comes up to close.
I have Activity Monitor running. It says I have 1.94 GB free, 4.93 GB active. CPU Usage is at 6%. Disk activity is jaggy, in the mid-range, not pinned. I've got 1.4 TB free on my boot disk (I have 3 disks installed because I had HOPED to be able to do video editing on this expensive workstation (sigh).)
I have the Adobe Creative Suite Cloud edition installed. Is this just a case of this Mac Pro being 5 years old, and so out-of-date and useless that to run modern video-editing software, I should just junk this thing and start over with a new Windows i7 machine? Because it doesn't look like there's going to be an update to the pro-end workstations any time soon...