How can I check how fast is my Macbook ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by XPcentric, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. XPcentric macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2008
    I'm interested mainly how quickly an application is open. When I go to Apple stores, their Macbook open so quick an application. ALthough I have 4GB ram, 2.4GHz Macbook aluminium, my apps, even Safari take a while to open.

    I have really many applications installed, and have not reinstalled the OS since 3 years ago when I bought it.
  2. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    I am not sure how to get a quantifiable result without installing a software application, and or just simply using a Stopwatch.

    What I can say, is I was in the same boat prior to the release of Lion. My MBP was 3 years old and on the original install of it's OS, with an in place upgrade of the original OS. Prior to Lion coming out, I bought a new HDD, installed a fresh copy of Snow Leopard, and noticed a considerable improvement on the overall speed of the system.

    It is quite possible that the new drive is quicker, however, I contribute much of the speed to a clean install, with only current (software I use) applications installed.

    Sometimes starting from scratch is a nice way to get a new feeling system!!
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    More important question:

    Once you check to see how fast your MacBook is, what would you do about it?
  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009

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