long delay between clicking and opening, please help!

Breasts

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Aug 25, 2012
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Hello. I have a newly purchased late 2011 macbook pro and I have been noticing a odd problem. There has been a varying lag between the when I click open a program and when it actually opens. Sometimes things open quickly as they should, but with other programs like eve online and freshly downloaded/installed things, it takes sometimes two to four minutes of seemingly nothing happening before finally the program will spring into life. It's like nothing i've ever seen on a windows computer. Is this something that is typical or do I have some kind of issue (this macbook was purchased refurbished from the apple store, I am still within my 14 day return period)

Any help would be greatly appreciated
 
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That is not normal, even my 2004 iBook with a very slow HDD (50 MB/s or so) could open even heavy applications in less than a minute.

You can use the following applications to benchmark the speed of your HDD, to see, if it is the culprit:

Or you use Activity Monitor to see, what is going on when you click the application icon or start an application via any other method. I suppose you have Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion installed?

 

Breasts

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 25, 2012
14
0
That is not normal, even my 2004 iBook with a very slow HDD (50 MB/s or so) could open even heavy applications in less than a minute.

You can use the following applications to benchmark the speed of your HDD, to see, if it is the culprit:

Or you use Activity Monitor to see, what is going on when you click the application icon or start an application via any other method. I suppose you have Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion installed?

thank you for these helpful links. I will test it right away. Yes I am using 10.8 mountain lion.