Originally Posted by jfanning
The original 24" iMac, 2.16GHz, sure it is three years old, but I don't find it any faster on my kids newer MacBooks either. At the moment it is using 64% CPU, and I'm not doing anything in it.
I don't have many items in it, about 3000 songs, 200 movies, 1000 tv episodes, 60 books, 400 podcasts. If it was written by MS, you guys would be ripping the crap out of it, but since it is an Apple app, virtually nothing is said about the app that they majority of their users, use the most.
Well, this is interesting. My machine is the same model as yours, with a memory upgrade to 4G ... even 'tho that model only supports 3G, or so I'm led to believe. It was just cheaper to install 2 x 2G rather than 1 x 1G plus 1 x 2G.
My iTunes library is a little different than yours, in that you have a much larger movie, TV collection whereas I have mostly music.
13,440 songs (66.56G) ....... 19 movies (8.97G) ..... 10 TV (5.02G) .....225 podcasts (14.96G) .....4 iTunes U (1.83G) for a total of just over 97G .... out of a 250G HD.
I turned iTunes on to see what it draws. At this moment, doing nothing, .... 74.52 mb real memory but 0% cpu usage. I started playing an album and cpu usage goes up to 4.10 %.
Are you sure that your not looking at real memory instead of cpu %. I would assume that if you're doing nothing on it .... it shouldn't be using any processing power. Bear in mind, I am no expert on computers, by any means. Please check again and let me know, I'm really interested.