11th Jun 2007, 11:19
I must say I feel very let down with the 7.0 and onwards series of iTunes. The first version kept skipping and crackling and now I am on 7.3 and it seems to be maxing out the CPU at 100% much of the time. It is running on a computer with 768mb ram, 2.0 Ghz processor and Win XP SP 2 Firewall and Antivirus all up to date.
11th Jun 2007, 21:57
I have v188.8.131.52 running, Task manager says it is using 51,177K (2nd highest after Firefox with 87,000K) and 1% CPU.
My system is a Core2Duo E6600 with 2GB RAM, running XP.
11th Jun 2007, 21:59
After further investigation it seems to happen when using "Cover Flow" the album cover display feature. When it is switched to plain text it seems to give the CPU a break. It's a shame as it is a very nice feature!
It does seem a CPU-greedy beast. I don't use it to play music (WinAmp does the job adequately for a lot less CPU load). When it's updating the iPod, I go for a cuppa.
13th Jun 2007, 00:13
Charles - your Email option is unticked so I can't Email you
or PM it seems.
Any chance you could PM me ? I have a quick question re the old days.
30th Jun 2007, 13:36
I bit the bullet and downloaded the latest version 7.3 and it looks like the cpu usage issue might have been resolved. On my lowly P4/1.8/768Mb/WINXP it is loading a tad faster, scrolling down a long list is quicker and the delay in starting to play a tune seems reduced.
(btw: pm enabled ll_34)