Considerable slowdown after last security update

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jshbckr, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. jshbckr macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I installed the new security update last night and since then I've noticed a considerable amount of slowdown on my 8-core mac pro (with 5GB of RAM). Clicking on the Apple takes a half-second or so for the menu to actually pull down, and clicking on a name in the address book takes around 3-5 seconds to actually pull up that persons card.

    I've restarted the computer, tried to repair permissions (none needed repair), what should I try next? Resetting the PRAM?
     
  2. tribe3 macrumors 6502

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    What does Activity Monitor show? Also, do you have stuff in your Login Items?
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Also, verify the drive in Disk Utility and check that you have plenty of free space on the boot drive. :)
     
  4. Evergreen macrumors member

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  5. jshbckr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've repaired permissions and tried all of that stuff and it's still much slower than it used to be. Anyone else experience this?
     
  6. Evergreen macrumors member

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    Try a safe boot (hold down shift at startup).
     
  7. uMac macrumors 6502

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    My Computer was slow after the last update (Took a long time to start-up), so I repaired permissions and reset the PRAM (due to another problem I was having) and my computer is back up and running at full speed.
     

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