double update

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Modjo, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Modjo macrumors member

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    I recently updated my system twice (MBP 2,33Ghz 15,3" 2Gb RAM). I upgraded to 10.5.1 via SU (30+Mb). However, since this didn't fix my problems (Superdrive wouldn't calibrate laser and disk verification failed after a fresh clean install, couldn't repair the disk 'cause i couldn't boot from a DVD etc.) I decided, as a last resort, to install the full 100+Mb update from the Apple website. To my surprise, all the previous problems are gone.

    However, lately i've been experiencing an incredible slow system. Lots of apps react slow and often become unresponsive (for example: just clicking a different mailbox in mail.app can sometimes take over a minute and there's only a few messages in there). I'm force quitting apps 10+ times every day. It almost seems as if there is not enough RAM in my MBP, but it's got 2Gb (all working, i tested).

    Could this behaviour be a result of the double update? In general is it a problem to update a system twice?

    I can't really find anything suspicious in the activity viewer. I ran top in the terminal with only Mail.app, Safari, Colloquy and Terminal running:
    Code:
    Processes:  63 total, 2 running, 3 stuck, 58 sleeping... 259 threads    16:20:39
    Load Avg:  0.07,  0.08,  0.11    CPU usage:  2.80% user,  5.14% sys, 92.06% idle
    SharedLibs: num =   21, resident =   53M code, 2856K data, 4036K linkedit.
    MemRegions: num = 17238, resident =  382M +   13M private,  129M shared.
    PhysMem:  226M wired,  706M active,  281M inactive, 1212M used,  828M free.
    VM: 9499M + 369M   549966(0) pageins, 302621(0) pageouts
    
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You've got about 1Gb available at the moment, so I don't know that RAM is the problem... How much free space do you have? Do you have any peripherals plugged in?
     
  3. Modjo thread starter macrumors member

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    I do have several peripherals attached to it at any given time(Everything goes through a USB Hub; printer, m-audio external audio card, keyboard, mouse, card reader, ... , and sometimes a fiwi external HD, but usually only at night). Nevertheless, i've been working on it all day without anything attached and it's still slow as *****.

    There's room enough on my HD, still 85Gb left of 150 total.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Is the disk still failing verification? Was the full reinstall a complete reformat too?
     
  5. Modjo thread starter macrumors member

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    No, ever since i updated to the full (100+Mb) 10.5.1 version it verifies perfectly (just tested it again). When i first got my 10.5 disc, i tried installing windows via BootCamp, but i couldn't because my HD didn't verify.
    After a few days i decided to reinstall, because i really need SPSS in windows (hate it in OSX). But after a fresh "erase and install" the same problems surfaced; disk verification failed, etc.

    I always do an erase and install.
     

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