2011 MPB Unusable Under Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Patboy247, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Patboy247 macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    I have a 17 inch MPB at 2.3 ghz 8gb ram and a hybrid harddrive. Under OSX SL
    i had absolutely no problems running any of the adobe products or even apple's aperture. With the update a couple of weeks ago i found that my machine wasn't able to handle iTunes or even finder! cpu temp and fan speeds are at 89C and 6000 rpm continuously. I read somewhere that lion make the GPU run a little warmer but that is ridiculous. The only way i am able to run aperture (took 30 mins to edit a picture) is to close itunes. I tried a GM copy of lion from a friend and that seemed to work nicely with this machine prior to upgrading too lion so i dont know what the problem could be. Anybody have any experience with osx 10.7.1 with this machine?
  2. tom5304 macrumors regular

    May 7, 2005
    Very similar experience here. Lion was a broken mess for me. I'm back with Snow Leopard.

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