Originally Posted by nickmt
Thanks for the alt tip. I have tons of ram on my 4 gig iMac, so I doubt that's the problem. If it's writing to disc a lot on it's own then the way it does it is a problem for sure. It's really ruined my day today. Your support however is a breath of fresh air.
4GB isn't a lot of RAM, 8GB is the bare minimum nowadays, you should really shoot for 16GB as it's the optimal. RAM is pretty cheap unless you buy directly from Apple, a 16GB DIMM RAM kit for the iMac is less than 80 dollars at Amazon. I have 32GB on my iMac and it hums along perfectly, especially with video work. OSX will use every bit of RAM you can through at it. I have 48GB in my Sun server and 64GB in my HP Z80 Workstation, even for that it wasn't to expensive, I think it was 480 CHF for 64GB Crucial ECC.