10.4.6 sloooowwww?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sanford, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. sanford macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2003
    Dallas, USA
    I'm not the only one, right? Buy-a-new-Macbook-pro motivator upgrade? Everything was spiffing right along until 10.4.6 -- and now my 1.25 Powerbook G4 is dog slow.
  2. exeterbohemian macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2006
    i know a lot of people complain about xbench, but while i used to get scores aroudn 54 on my powerbook, after 10.4.6 i haven't managed to get anything above 45...
  3. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    I've got a 1.25 Ghz Powerbook and haven't noticed any major slowdown. Is it something in particular that you're running?
  4. maya macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2004
    somewhere between here and there.
    10.4.6 seems to have some sort of memory leak, or something else as it shuts down my system without notice.

    The RAM, etc..are fine as I have done the tests. :)
  5. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
  6. sanford thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2003
    Dallas, USA
    Nope, nothing peculiar. In fact, mostly Apple's iApps. But several apps running at once. It's not like the worst thing ever, it's just obviously slower than before -- obvious to me, anyway. I restarted and everything is a little better; but I restarted before and it was better for a while before getting all sludgy again.
  7. sanford thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2003
    Dallas, USA
    Yeah but technically you have a totally different OS running on a totally different architecture. For me, start up time is fine; it's the running thing that's slower.
  8. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    i meant it loads faster than 10.4.5 :p
    But yeah it does load faster than my 2002 800MHz G4 iMac :D
  9. berg macrumors member


    Apr 12, 2006
    Hi There ...

    Slowing down After Update? Reboot a couple of times..

    Problems After an Update?

    1. Start up in Safe Mode .. this will run the "Repair Disk" utility.
    Be sure the computer is turned off.
    Now press the power button.
    Just after you hear the startup tone (NOT BEFORE), press and hold down
    the shift key.

    Now release the shift key when you see the start up screen with the gray
    background with the Apple logo and the progress indicator.

    During the startup, you will see "Safe Boot" on the Mac OS X startup screen.

    To leave the Mac OS X Safe Mode just restart your Mac normally, without
    holding any keys during the startup period.

    2. Download and Run this ...Onyx
    Go to Automation Pane ..
    Check all the boxes EXCEPT
    1. Optimize the system
    2. Hidden DS Store Files
    3. Links between documents and applications

    Also choose "Clear All" in the button box for caches. Then execute

    These settings perform three basic troubleshooting procedures ...
    1. Repair permissions
    2. Run Unix maintenance (cron) scripts
    3. Clear caches

    Before any system or security update ..
    1. Disconnect all peripherals except keyboard and mouse ..
    2. Make sure sleep and screensaver are disabled ....
    3. Quit all other apps ..

    Mac OSX Speed Troubleshooting

    Tuning Up OSX - The X Lab
  10. tonyl macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    Same here in G4 PM.
  11. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
  12. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    I think it may seem a bit slower. Especially quitting Safari.
  13. kretzy macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2004
    Canberra, Australia
    I haven't really noticed a slow down, but things like Safari and Mail seem to crash a bit more frequently.
  14. mcmillan macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2004
    I just updated today. Got a few beach balls, but nothing serious.
  15. realmcenter macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2005
    Denver, CO
    I thought my iBook got a little slower after updating, and glad to know it isn't just me. Things just seem a little more sluggish and I get the infamous beachball a bit more often, and this is a 1.2GHz G4 with 1.25GB of RAM.
  16. macgeek2005 macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2006
    You are absolutely right. Right after installing 10.4.6 the computer takes at LEAST 4x SLOWER to start up. (10 seconds, would be 40 seconds).

    Then the computer runs as slow as a Macintosh 128k, until you restart it again, and then everythings back to normal... at least for me.
  17. Whistleway macrumors 6502

    Feb 16, 2005
    Thanks, I did the safe boot and Onyx. It took a while to do it. Not sure it made it any faster.
  18. sam10685 macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    Portland, OR
    i went to 10.4.6 on my G4 powerbook yesterday... after i upgraded, i re-started like it says but it was through the start up process twice. is that bad? since then it's worked ok but i haven't re-started again...
  19. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2005
    ^^ Double restart on on PPC is normal.

    wrt the rest of the gripes..mine's fine (yeah, yeah, I know...I'm alright Jack). I installed after the day of release and my 1.33 G4 iBook has been running for eleven days. Safari is still slow, even with SafariSpeed applied, but then it always was, so I'm not any more put out than normal by its lousy performance. I'd use Firefox but I can't bear the Cartoon Network interface. Only issue I've had was a spinning beachball in iTunes when I inserted a scratched CD, which is probably normal anyway :)
  20. tkmycall macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2004
    Falls Church, Virginia
    SBBOD- mine is Dog slow...

    I have a significant slowdown as well on my 1.33 12" PB 1.25 GB RAM- it is my pride and joy as it heats up it gets slower and slower. once i get to this point I often have to hold down the poer button to reboot - at at that point I sometimes get the grey screen.
  21. Ish macrumors 68020


    Nov 30, 2004
    Haven't upgraded yet as I saw some of these comments shortly after it came out and the last thing I need is everything slowing down. I have a PB too - has anyone noticed any advantages to having the upgrade? I'm thinking I might wait.

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