Did upgrading to Lion made your computer slower/same/faster?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by seong, Jul 21, 2011.

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Did upgrading to Lion make your computer slower/same/faster?

  1. Slower

    46 vote(s)
    28.4%
  2. Same

    58 vote(s)
    35.8%
  3. Faster

    58 vote(s)
    35.8%
  1. seong macrumors 65816

    seong

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    #1
    Just like what the title says. Just curious about how many people think it's slower than Snow Leopard. Keep in mind indexing the computer doesn't count.
     
  2. haphadon macrumors member

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    #2
    Mine seems to have the same speed in post applications and other day to day uses except for one aspect, and that is start up. That entire start up seems much faster and now once I press "Enter" on the log in screen to sign into my account everything is ready instantly whereas before it would take a minute or so to get ready for use!

    So, thus far I am really loving Lion and it's improvements!
     
  3. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    #3
    My system was quite fast before and seems just as fast now.
     
  4. ruvil macrumors regular

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    I have mid 2010 iMac and have not really noticed any differences in speed at all :)
     
  5. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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  7. Kayteaface macrumors newbie

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    #7
    I find the start up to be quite a bit slower than it was on Snow Leopard. Other than that, everything else seems pretty much the same.
     
  8. taylor200588 macrumors regular

    taylor200588

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    #8
    I noticed start up is a tad sluggish, but once its up and running it seems a bit snappier. Just wish it wasn't so buggy
     
  9. seong thread starter macrumors 65816

    seong

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    #9
    I thought that the startup is a little bit (depending on how you interpret 'little bit') slower because of the new 'Resume' feature of Lion.
     
  10. iwan073 macrumors regular

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  11. seong thread starter macrumors 65816

    seong

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  12. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    #12
    Much faster. Safari is much faster, iTunes is faster, switching between apps, everything. Overall just much quicker.
     
  13. darkerside macrumors member

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    #13
    Much Faster. I was even able to turn up my graphic settings in wow.

    NOTE: When you first install Lion, the system will index all your data. This process can take some time and is very cpu intensive. So if you try to jump right in and do things while it is indexing then you will feel like the computer is run slower.
     
  14. WishIWasHere macrumors regular

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    I'm on a late 2006 white macbook with 2gb of ram, and it seems to be running about the same, maybe just a touch slower. Overall, very happy though.
     
  15. jdstoddard macrumors member

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    #15
    I've noticed that Safari is worlds faster, however my machine seems to struggle switching between spaces. I've encountered the BBoD a number of times. I'm running a 3 year old machine C2D 2GHz with 4GB of RAM.
     
  16. seong thread starter macrumors 65816

    seong

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    #16
    Is your's C2D or Core Duo?
     
  17. seong thread starter macrumors 65816

    seong

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    #17
    When you say you can turn up the graphics, you mean like change in shaders or texture?
     
  18. Eradik macrumors regular

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    #18
    Bootup seems to take a smudge longer, but once its loaded the OS seems snappier and faster. I can live with that (since I sleep my MBP most of the time anyway)
     
  19. FroMann macrumors 6502

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    #19
    Running basic apps and games like Team Fortress 2 and Minecraft it feels about the same, Startup is maybe 10-15 seconds longer.
     
  20. kirky29 macrumors 65816

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    #20
    Most things seem so much quicker than Snow Leopard.
    Startup does seem slower though...
     
  21. WishIWasHere macrumors regular

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    #21
    c2d
     
  22. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

    ideal.dreams

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    #22
    Mine was slow right after it was installed but now it seems like everything is faster than it was before. Not by much but I can notice it.
     
  23. trfjason macrumors member

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    #23
    Not only it made my MBP faster, it also freed 2-3GB after upgrading from 10.6.8
     
  24. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    #24
    Your title is misleading IMO.

    I Upgraded to Lion. It was a disaster, slow, freezes, but I knew better.

    I formatted and Clean Installed Lion, Much faster, stable.

    So I voted faster but it wasnt the "upgrade" that did it for me. It was the clean install.
     
  25. Alvi macrumors 65816

    Alvi

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    #25
    I have the same MBP you have (exact same specs except I have a 1TB HDD) and I think it's the same thing but I think it's hotter on the Left side... What do you think?
     

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