Annoying CPU over loading technical difficulty

Im running the same project on 2 different mac’s.

The first is a Mac MINI 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 2 GB Ram and im getting 60% on the CPU load meter (NO CHOCKING!!)

The second is a Mac Book Pro 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB Ram and im getting 80/90% on the CPU load meter (CHOCKING ALL OVER THE PLACE!!)

This does not make sense, exactly the same project on both MACS and the weaker has no problems!!

Any feed back would be greatly appreciated!

PS: I have even increased the buffer size from 512 to 1024 on the Book Pro with no success if that should make any difference .

first, if you are running audio, what setting do you have it under? Complex, complex pro, beats, etc?

What OS are you using. That could make a difference. And are you using a soundcard. Latency could be a factor. Are you using a soundcard for both computers?

gotta say my friend has one of the older Power mac’s and its struggles with projects that my mac mini handles with ease.

sorry that didn’t really answer your question

This is going to sound crazy, but take one of your RAM sticks out and drop it to 3Gigs. If I had to guess, your MBP is overprocessing due to the extra “unnecessary” RAM. I had 4g’s in mine, and it sucked ***. Dropped it back down to 2g’s and never looked back. All my problems were solved instantly. Also, depending on who made your processor, IE, is it the SantaRosa chip, it won’t necessarily be faster than the 2mhz. Those are just “potential” clocking speeds, and don’t necessarily mean that they’re faster. Hope that helps.