Post your start up time

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bearbo, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    can ppl post their start up time, from the start up sound to desktop with menubar loaded (that seems to be the last thing, before custom start-up apps and scripts)...

    if you can do with automatic login that's fine, if you want to type password i doubt that will take too long either

    my mbp 2.33 has on average 1:40 ~ 2:00.

    i don't think that's normal at all... i dont know if i can stand that... 2mrw is the 14th day (aka i can still return it, with minimum hassle) :eek:

    edit: please also state the peripheral, software installed and general specs. your input is very much appreciated.
     
  2. heehee macrumors 68020

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    I shut it down twice and it took between 25-30 seconds from the sound to when I first see the menu bar. BTW, I had to log in.

    I bought mine on the first week when the C2Ds came out. It's a 2.16 with 2 GB ram.
     
  3. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    my 1.83 Mini with 512 RAM boots in about 25-35 seconds. I must say, i was surprised at how fast it boots.
     
  4. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    Bionic Zit Splitter.

    My 2.16GHz C2D 24" iMac takes maybe three minutes from boot to end of HD grinding.

    That is usually after rebooting out of XP and back to OS X. But shutting down OS X and starting back up to OS X takes a good minute or two.
     
  5. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    Quick enough that I don't feel the need too time it.
     
  6. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    OKAY..........


    what the hell is wrong with mine then?

    i have a C2D MBP 2.33 with 120GB 5400RPM HDD... it's a week and 5 days since i bought it, built in week 51.. i really dont understand why it is so slow. oh yeah, did i mention, i reinstalled the system today, and that's the time AFTER the system reinstallation?

    sure i have photoshop and aperture and iwork(those are the biggest apps, aside from the default ones), but startup time shouldn't have anything to do with the apps, right?

    if you didn't read my first post, it takes between 1:40 and 2:00, with automatic login (not that i take ages to type the password :()
     
  7. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    how does your mbp perform otherwise? is it noticeably slower than it should be or was?
     
  8. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    it's not noticably slower than i should be, except start up and shut down

    oh yeah, it takes ages to shut down too, that is, after all the apps are quit, the screen is blue... there's the same twirling as the startup one, takes like half a minute just there.

    with that said, it's not significantly faster than a MBP 2.16 CD either
     
  9. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    how much RAM do you have in it?

    When I first got my macbook, i got a 17 second startup. No idea how i got it, but i haven't been able to replicate it yet.
     
  10. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    2GB, standard stock configuration
     
  11. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    Don't really feel like timing it right now, but I timed it a while back and it took like 25 seconds or so. This is definitely the fastest booting Mac I've ever used.
     
  12. islandman macrumors 6502

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    35 seconds tops here...C2D MacBookPro with 2.33GHz and 2GB RAM. :apple:
     
  13. heehee macrumors 68020

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    I would take it back and show it to them. I don't think startup time should have anything to do with apps, I have photoshop CS2&3, AF, AI, DW, Flash, office and more and mine is alot faster than yours. i too have the 120 GB drive.
     
  14. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    huummmmmm.....even my old QS 867/1.5Gb/10.4.8 w/6 start-up apps and 4 menu bar items boots in << 30seconds :)
     
  15. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    now do u have a 7200rpm hd?
     
  16. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    My Raptor HD G5 boots extremely fast. I don't know exactly though.
     
  17. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    and did you count til the menubar comes up, or everything's loaded?

    okay.. this is weird, just now i had a super start-up timing session, i must have restarted 20 times, now from the superdrive turning sound til menu bar shows, it takes about 30 seconds to 32 seconds... i do not understand this, is it because i didn't use the machine in between?
     
  18. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Same here :D
     
  19. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    actually my boot drive is a 10k Raptor, connected to a SIIG SATA card :D

    but even on my back-up 7200/SATA Maxtor, it's only a few seconds slower.

    And yes I kept counting until everything was completely loaded & ready to go!
     
  20. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    28 seconds on my MacBook 1.83 Core Duo with 2GB RAM. :D
     
  21. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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  22. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    mine is taking that long too. same specs. the only thing I have at startup is gmail notifier, and i doubt that's causing it to slow that much.
     
  23. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    so i took it back, and i cannot believe the apple store genius told me that "oh, even thou your start up time is 4 times longer than other computer, it's still within specification... only if you are 5 times, will i exchange it for you" and upon asking for some written documentation, he can't provided. by the end, i had to ask the manager to prove the exchange (since it's the 14th day)

    and installing stuff now, everything seems to be better (cross finger, knock on wood)

    one of the remotely useful thing he told me is that some programs do need to load stuff into the kernel, including parallel... can any of you have parallel, CS2 or 3, aperture tell me about your time? if that's much different? i can't imagine those could seriously push it over 4 times...

    i'm still installing, i'll report back.

    oh yea, what peripheral do you have plugged in?
     
  24. McGarvels macrumors 6502

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    25-35 seconds here as well (for both the MacBook and the iMac). Still much faster than any other computer I've ever owned before the two macs :D

    I still have nightmares about being forced to switch back to windows. I wake up crying like a baby (not really, but you get the idea)

    :apple: 4 Life
     
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