long delay between clicking and opening, please help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Breasts, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Breasts macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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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?

     
  3. Breasts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you for these helpful links. I will test it right away. Yes I am using 10.8 mountain lion.
     
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  6. Breasts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you for the comprehensive how to, here are the results of the disk test.
     

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  7. simsaladimbamba

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    It does not seem to be your HDD. What does Activity Monitor say during opening of applications? Does it also happen in another, even temporarily created, user account?
     

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