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FMP 13 adverse impact on OSX performance while processing data - reason?

Question asked by wxtyrs on Apr 3, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 3, 2015 by philmodjunk

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FMP 13 adverse impact on OSX performance while processing data - reason?

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Hi.

We do a lot of data import and processing with FMP 13 as a single-user desktop application.

The processing involves building indexing, doing field calculations, et cetera.

When doing such work, the high end iMac i7 ( 32GB RAM, 3TB Fusion drive ) is overwhelmed in general.

For example, the keyboard behavior is erratic regardless of the app used at the time.

With a "modern" OS, there should not be so much interference from the one app.

Is this a FMP problem or an OSX Yosemite (10.10.2) problem???

We prefer not to have a dedicated Mac just for importing the data.

And we have no need to use FMP Server.

Why, these days, is the FMP memory cache still limited to 512MB??

Do we need to purchase a high-end ( fast ) SSD drive??

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