Laggy 15" rMBP Performance!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by M Powered, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. M Powered macrumors regular

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    I don't know what happened, about 2 weeks ago my MBP got noticeably slower using Lightroom 4, it would take twice as long to render 1:1 preview, and moving images around would be really choppy.

    I didn't change anything or updated any setting.

    I even reformated and reinstalled OSX Mountain Lion and the problem is still there.

    I compared the performance to my friends same spec rMBP and his is much faster.

    Ideas? I did a pram reset also, Is there a hardware issue? The boot times and shut down is still fast, I'm guessing it maybe the graphics card? Ram issue?

    My system spec is 2.3 Ghz, 8gb of ram, base 15" rmbp model.

    Very frustrating.
     
  2. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    Check the program in Activity Monitor and see how much memory yours uses vs. how much your friend's uses.

    Also, what other processes are you running at the same time (if any)?
     
  3. M Powered thread starter macrumors regular

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    On a fresh install mine is running less programs. He's using safari I'm using Firefox, that's pretty much the only difference.
     
  4. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, and what about Activity Monitor stats? Post a screenshot of his Activity Monitor and yours when running Lightroom.
     
  5. No-Me macrumors 6502a

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    I have it with typing, Every couple of days my rMBP lags while typing. A reboot is the only thing that can fix it. Anyone experienced the same?

    Activity monitor doesn't show anything out of the ordinary.
     
  6. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    Please post a new thread instead of asking a question inside of another thread.

    But to answer your question, it could possibly be a SMC issue.
     
  7. leman macrumors 604

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  8. M Powered thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll reset the smc when I'm home later. Thanks xshane.

    Any other suggestions? Any benchmark? Or hardware tests I should do?
     
  9. M Powered thread starter macrumors regular

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    Did an SMC reset, no change! Uggg...frustrating...

    Any one else have any idea?
     
  10. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Well as requested you haven't posted a screenshot of the activity monitor. Do that. A CPU and Memory tab screen shot.

    edit: Sorry that sounded bitchy, I'm just saying you should post it. Don't mean it to be like that.
     
  11. dastinger macrumors 6502a

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    Did you reset the SMC more than once? Just do it three or four times just to make sure you've done it right. And, if your battery isn't fully charged, the magsafe light will turn green for some seconds when you do it right. Your issue screams SMC reset.
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you have issues after an reinstall, I think you should take your computer to the store to have it looked at. Perhaps it's a hardware issue and it's best to have it checked over.
     
  13. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    May we see your Activity monitor results?
    Listing both by CPU and RAM?
     
  14. M Powered thread starter macrumors regular

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    Heres my current activity monitor.

    2202 Lightroom keslertran 0.2 23 2.62 GB Intel (64 bit)
    546 Photoshop keslertran 1.0 45 1.52 GB Intel (64 bit)
    158 Firefox keslertran 3.3 34 393.2 MB Intel (64 bit)
    161 Mail keslertran 0.0 10 55.1 MB Intel (64 bit)
    359 Firefox Plugin Process (Shockwave Flash) keslertran 0.6 13 39.1 MB Intel (64 bit)
    2446 CVMCompiler keslertran 0.0 2 20.0 MB Intel (64 bit)
    2268 mdworker keslertran 0.0 4 17.7 MB Intel (64 bit)
    2444 Activity Monitor keslertran 5.6 4 17.6 MB Intel (64 bit)
    2439 CalendarAgent keslertran 0.0 3 13.4 MB Intel (64 bit)
    164 Dock keslertran 0.0 4 11.4 MB Intel (64 bit)
    166 Finder keslertran 0.0 5 11.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
    2435 mdworker keslertran 0.0 3 7.7 MB Intel (64 bit)
    2144 MagicPrefsPlugins keslertran 0.0 4 7.4 MB Intel (64 bit)
    165 SystemUIServer keslertran 0.0 3 6.8 MB Intel (64 bit)
    1742 storeagent keslertran 0.0 4 6.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
    200 Notification Center keslertran 0.0 3 6.1 MB Intel (64 bit)
    2352 Quick Look Helper keslertran 0.0 4 6.1 MB Intel (64 bit)
    258 MagicPrefs keslertran 1.3 6 5.4 MB Intel (64 bit)
    2205 Image Capture Extension keslertran 0.0 3 5.2 MB Intel (64 bit)
    261 i1ProfilerTray keslertran 0.0 4 4.9 MB Intel
    2204 AdobeCrashDaemon keslertran 0.2 1 4.8 MB Intel (64 bit)
    256 WacomTabletDriver keslertran 0.0 3 3.9 MB Intel (64 bit)
    548 AdobeCrashDaemon keslertran 0.2 1 3.8 MB Intel (64 bit)
    61 loginwindow keslertran 0.3 5 3.7 MB Intel (64 bit)
    1745 maspushagent keslertran 0.0 2 3.1 MB Intel (64 bit)
    148 UserEventAgent keslertran 0.0 3 2.9 MB Intel (64 bit)
    149 distnoted keslertran 0.0 2 2.8 MB Intel (64 bit)
    196 usernoted keslertran 0.0 2 2.8 MB Intel (64 bit)
    201 com.apple.dock.extra keslertran 0.0 2 2.4 MB Intel (64 bit)
    2404 cfprefsd keslertran 0.0 4 2.1 MB Intel (64 bit)
    263 WacomTouchDriver keslertran 0.0 3 2.0 MB Intel (64 bit)
    2441 tccd keslertran 0.0 2 1.9 MB Intel (64 bit)
    186 fontd keslertran 0.0 2 1.8 MB Intel (64 bit)
    203 imagent keslertran 0.0 4 1.7 MB Intel (64 bit)
    290 AppleSpell.service keslertran 0.0 3 1.6 MB Intel (64 bit)
    163 talagent keslertran 0.0 2 1.6 MB Intel (64 bit)
    175 NetworkBrowserAgent keslertran 0.0 3 1.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
    558 CS6ServiceManager keslertran 0.0 5 1.3 MB Intel
    265 TabletDriver keslertran 0.0 2 1.1 MB Intel (64 bit)
    145 launchd keslertran 0.0 2 936 KB Intel (64 bit)
    260 iTunes Helper keslertran 0.0 3 920 KB Intel (64 bit)
    251 helpd keslertran 0.0 2 308 KB Intel (64 bit)
    207 lsboxd keslertran 0.0 2 200 KB Intel (64 bit)
    156 pboard keslertran 0.0 1 36 KB Intel (64 bit)
    489 WebKitPluginAgent keslertran 0.0 2 12 KB Intel (64 bit)

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    Yes, I did SMC reset about 3-4 times.

    All of which , option, cmd, shift and power button, release. and power on. my magsafe is green the entire time, battery fully charged.
     
  15. Nismo73 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you compared it with Firefox running and not running?
     
  16. ppone macrumors regular

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    Can you open up "Activity Monitor" and take a screenshot. Make sure it is set to "All Processes" in the drop down. Click on the "Real Memory" Column to sort it in a descending manner, with the highest memory process on top.


    Here is how to take a screenshot if you don't know.

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Taking_Screenshots_in_Mac_OS_X


     
  17. dastinger macrumors 6502a

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    If you did it that way, then you did it wrong. It's not CMD + Option + Shift + Power but CTRL + Option + Shift + Power. Hold it simultaneously for a few seconds and then release. Do that 3/4 times.
     
  18. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Can we see a screenshot instead?
    Try holding down Shift+Command+4 and just highlight the activity window.
     
  19. M Powered thread starter macrumors regular

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  20. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Can you also take a screenshot with System Memory clicked on the bottom?
    Sorry for asking so much but those are some important infos.
     
  21. M Powered thread starter macrumors regular

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    By all means, ask as many questions as you want!

    Here ya go.

    http://keslertran.com/clients/screenshot2.jpg
     
  22. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Hmm looking at your AM, seems like no processor is overtaking your CPU or RAM.
    The worst case can be a computer defect.
    Have you ran hardware tests?
    If you have and still laggy, try taking it to Apple Store.
     
  23. M Powered thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, everything was idle when I took the screen shot.

    I ran cinebench, and got about 36fps on their car demo or what ever it was, the comparison I saw looked normal.

    I ran geek bench, 32bit mode got 10,866 Which is about right for stock 2.3Ghz
     
  24. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    If your battery if fully charged the SMC reset will not change the battery light.

    If you want to be 100% sure the SMC reset went through let the battery run down 5-10%, then reset the SMC. The light will change from orange, to green temporarily after you release the buttons, then back to orange if it is successful.
     
  25. dastinger macrumors 6502a

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    I pointed that out in my first post ITT but the issue is that the OP did the key combination wrong.
     

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