Did 10.6.7 Slow my computer down?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by skier777, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. skier777 macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2010
    Just installed all updates before going to sleep last night and when i started using my laptop (2010 MBP) this morning, it seems really slow.

    Webkitpluginhost seems to be consuming the most resources at 10% or so, but really this is quite odd. Ive never had such a drastic change in the speed of doing ordinary activities (browsing, word processing) from one day to the next.
  2. Chucky macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2003
    Experiencing the same slow down

    I installed 10.6.7 (13' macbook pro 2010) yesterday and my computer is acting weird ever since.

    Working in dreamweaver and a window comes to the fore front automatically or the whole desktop somewhat "refreshes" itself intermittently.
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Good to know I'm not the only one. I actually had finder crashed and after that it took 20 minutes for my computer to fully boot. Been better since but not the same as 10.6.6
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    I updated my MBP and two iMac's and they're all working fine for me.
  5. desiterp macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2010
    10.6.7 slowed down MBP 2010


    It did slow down my MBP 2010. The screen doesn't respond sometimes and the response of apps is sluggish.
  6. davidinva macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA

    +1 also. Haven't noticed any difference so far.
  7. ivnj macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
  8. Merthyrboy macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2008
    I've noticed that whenever I try to use finder it keeps on making the hard drive go really loud. Also it didn't find what I was looking for which it usually did before 10.6.7 :(
  9. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

    Mr Slippy IV

    Feb 24, 2010
    Vail, AZ
    I have actually noticed a slight boost to speed and performance, then a sudden slowdown that hasn't quit yet in my 2.4 GHz Macbook (not Pro) Aluminum 13".

    That said, my MacBook has been slowing down quite a bit since I bought it. That's more than likely my fault though.
  10. ghostlyorb macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2010
    Virginia, USA
    I did the Combo Update, if that helps anyone.. and my computer has been working normal. I have the '09 MBP.
  11. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    I have a 2010 MBP. My feeling is that it is either same as usual or a little bit faster. Safari hangs quite often. However, Fixfox 4 performs very very well. I don't think 10.6.7 slows down my computer.
  12. jreuschl, Mar 29, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2011

    jreuschl macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2008
    I feel the same way... have a 2010 MBP 15" i5 2.4GHz w 8GB RAM and 500GB 7200RPM HD.

    Maybe some of it is Safari?

    Edit: I did a disk permissions repair and it does seem a little better I think. Try that on yours if you haven't already.
  13. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    I haven't noticed a difference at all. Everything running like it was before.
  14. aldo818 macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2009
    South of France
    On my late 2010 Macbook Air 13

    Safari often doesn t respond, Itunes freezes and boot time is double as it was before.

    Worst update ever!
  15. wilsonhaven macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2009
    I experienced the same slowdown at first. The performance has picked up. I planned to check if it was re-indexing, but I missed my window. Others may want to check if their disks are taking a hit.
  16. edwaken macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2011
    10.6.7 troubles

    MBP mid 2009 2.26....8GB Ram (crucial Ram). I just installed 10.6.7 and I have some trouble with it going blue screen to the admin page to login and some sticky keys. Any suggestions?
  17. raygungirl, Apr 27, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2011

    raygungirl macrumors member


    Jun 14, 2009
    How long after the update would this affect the disks? It's been weeks since I updated but my iMac still seems a little slower than it did before. Lots of beach balls whenever I do pretty much anything I haven't done in a while, including opening System Profiler, System Preferences, etc.

    Edit: I did some poking around on the internet and found one of those articles about "how to speed up your Mac." I always take those with a grain of salt and I know you can mess your computer up if you don't know what you're doing, but I'm an adventurous type so I took a gamble. :D

    I had deleted my Safari cache, history, etc previously, but it didn't seem to speed up my Mac, really. So then I deleted basically everything in my Library/Caches folder after reading that it could help with speeding things up, but that didn't do much either. Finally I got up the nerve to delete everything in Library/Preferences except the few things I knew I'd really want to keep (iTunes, Adobe stuff, etc). I accidentally deleted my Mail app preferences, but Time Machine saved the day, because I had a recent backup and restoring the preference files set my Mail app back exactly the way it was before I deleted everything.

    So when I finally restarted, it was like having a new Mac. I had to reset all my preferences (startup applications, dock and finder settings, desktop background, etc), but once again my Mac is just as fast as I remember it used to be. So if your Mac's being slow and you're feeling gutsy, what worked for me might work for you. Just a suggestion.

    Fair warning: I'm a risk-taking curious little idiot and have messed up my old PCs by doing whatever the internet told me to do. That's one reason I got a Mac, so it could stand up to my abuse. ;) Proceed with caution.
  18. Fuzzy.Dunlop macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2010
    10.6.7 is killing my mbp

    I recently installed a 1tb drive and 8gb of ram and it was running beautifully - Installed 10.6.7 and it gradually crashed everything VLC wouldn't play files, Constant beachballing between switching apps, finder taking at least a minute to come up, beachballing between switching tabs etc etc..Thought it might have been my hard drive so switched to my original drive and updated and now I'm having all the same problems

    I've seen lots of problems with various programs over the web, is there any official word on this?
  19. frito1224 macrumors regular

    May 3, 2011
    i had this same problem

    i had this same problem on my 2007 imac, i reinstalled the os and only upgraded to 10.6.6 now it runs like its suppose to run
  20. phantastes macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2011
    Another slow down

    I'm having the same issue with my mac mini. Not what I was expecting with an almost brand new mac.
  21. martinm0 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2010
    10.6.7 Causes Slow Video Ripping

    I've also confirmed that 10.6.7 has caused both the internal and my external optical drives to rip video files at significantly reduced speeds (~4MB/s). Initially noticed that it was taking 4-5x longer to backup a movie on a brand new 2011 i7 iMac, I tested the same movie out on my 2011 i7 MBP running 10.6.7 and found the same speeds. I reinstalled 10.6.6 onto the MBP (2011 imac comes with 10.6.7) and found the speeds upwards of 20-30MB/s vs a flat ~4MB/s under 10.6.7. I verified this on more than one mac, as well as other home built macs.

    This is not Riplock on the drive as it runs full speed in 10.6.6. Definitely specific to 10.6.7 from all the tests I've run.

    Anyone able to confirm the same issues as I'm having under 10.6.7 with video ripping?
  22. jimrumorzmac macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2014
    macbook pro 17 crashes and is slow

    I have recently downloaded 10.6.7 after installing 10.6.8 combo. 10.6.7 ran well for a few weeks now shows bad permissions and ran repair disc utility. 10.6.8 was worse, crashes where more common. I was a little hopeful after installing 10.6.7 because of comments on how bad 10.6.8 was to older macbooks. I was sure that 10.6.7 would fix. now im wondering if i should revert to 10.6.3 again. 6.3 seems to work very well except then new itunes is defunct.

    am interested in testing video card and harddrive. seems others had similar concerns but blamed OSX upgrades and then reverted back to earlier versions ie.10.6.3. bad ram? bad HD? bad video? bad OSx? corrupt files? disc utililty finds bad permissions/disc repair and fixes. I could probably run DU every day. where is the problem. 10.7 is a disaster on older machines?.... hmmm

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