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WhatAmI

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Sep 2, 2009
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So, back in 2020 this MBP was a huge upgrade from my old Air. I couldn't believe the snappiness but needless to say, moving from BigSur up to now Sonoma makes it feel really sluggish.

I've uninstalled stuff which isn't needed, cleared SMC/NVRAM etc, regularly run cleanmymac, closed apps etc but when opening up the lid it takes like 3 seconds to show login, apps take forever to load, you know the feeling.

Would a complete reinstall offer me any boost at all, or would I need to downgrade to Monterey/Ventura for this to be noticeable?

TIA!
 

StoneJack

macrumors 68030
Dec 19, 2009
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I suggest complete erase and reinstall and maybe Ventura for that notebook (Monterey would be best)
 

kitKAC

macrumors 6502a
Feb 26, 2022
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I have a 2018 Intel running Sonoma and it's absolutely fine. Just Erase all contents and settings and set it up again.
 

bousozoku

Moderator emeritus
Jun 25, 2002
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You might try using the utility Onyx to clean out leftover logs and such, rather than start over again.
 
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