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Default underused cpu with snow leopard - 02-22-2010, 02:39 AM

I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask this question. I have a dell mini 10v with 2gb of memory and a 160 gb hard disk running snow leopard. When I run a cpu intensive like Mathematica, only a few percent of the cpu is used by it. Safari, on the other hand, has no problems using as much of the cpu it needs. It could be that it chokes on disk intensive activities; I cannot figure out if this is the case from activity monitor. What kind of issue does this sound like? And if it is an hd issue, would a solid state disk help? Any help would be appreciated.
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Default 02-22-2010, 05:07 AM

As guess, Mathematica for OS X has been designed for use with Mac hardware (a dual core processor) and relatively large amounts of memory. My Mini 10v is the last computer I'd use for any intensive number crunching with Mathematica, MathPad, etc.


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Default 02-22-2010, 05:57 AM

I agree Phil. I only want to do what should be low cpu cycle activities because my primary computer is having problems and I need to do some development on the mini10 in the meanwhile. I do not plan to do serious computing but I did hope to be able to do this kind of work. Any thoughts?
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