Boot times...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Killerbob, May 14, 2012.

  1. Killerbob macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I have an early 2008 MP, the 2x2.8GHz Quad model, but it has served me well, and I have upgraded the RAM to 16GB and the HD to an SSD. Hence, it is still a respectable performer, and as I install OSX from scratch when a new version comes out, it never really falls flat. Boot times has also always been good, with the Apple screen appearing 7 seconds from cold start, and the login screen in about 13 seconds later.

    However, the last days I have noticed a significant slow down in these boot times, with the Apple screen taking at least 15 seconds to appear, and the login screen around 20 seconds later:confused:

    It doesn’t seem like much, but it is obviously a big change, and I wonder why. Any ideas?

    /Bo
     
  2. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    CMD/OPT/P/R
    Reset the PRAM
     
  3. Killerbob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I reset the PRAM, and forgot I had to go into boot-menu after doing that. So, spend 5 minutes figuring out how to get it to boot off the SSD:rolleyes:

    Anyways, the PRAM reset didn't affect the boot time, and it is still much slower than it used to be. Nothing has changed, I still have the same HW inside the MP and the same things attached, so I can't explain the change. I have installed software, but that shouldn't affect the boot up until the login screen.

    /Bo
     
  4. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    Then resert the SMC at the same, though it shouyldn't have anything to do with it.

    Anytime I bump up RAM it always slows boot, until I reset the PRAM and SMC.
     
  5. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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  6. Killerbob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I reset the SMC as well already.

    As for upgrading to 10.7.4, the slowdown started before it was released last week.

    As for SW I have installed, it is only normal upgrades. I use MacUpdate weekly, so it's all fairly updated.

    /Bo
     

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