Macbook Bootup times?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Mfrey89, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Mfrey89 macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2008
    I was just wondering what your macbook bootup times were. When i boot up mine it usually takes like 35-40 seconds to bootup and its only a month old (2b ram, 2.4ghz). Is this slow or average?
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    I think my bootup time is about the same on a 2.2 SR 4GB Macbook.
  3. mosx macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2007
    Around 33 seconds for me on Leopard.

    2.16GHz C2D, 2.5GB of RAM, 120GB HDD, "SuperDrive".

    With Tiger it was 21 seconds.
  4. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2005
    Laguna Beach
    about 15 seconds...I feel like 30 seconds is a long time.
  5. jdickson10 macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2008
    Mine is a 2.4 Penryn with 4 GB ram and mines around 40 seconds to one minute. Why is that?
  6. Shackler macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2007
    behind you!
    Why is there such huge differences. any tips to speed it up?
  7. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    it depends on your hard disk space and if you have any startup apps like login items or startup daemons in /Library/StartupItems. also i find Leopard takes a little longer to boot than Tiger.

    a Mac with lots of space free and no third party startup apps should boot as fast as the day you got it.

    a good way to test this is to see where you think the boot process is slowing down. if its while the desktop is loading that has to do with applications. if its at the grey and blue boot screens that has to do with kexts and boot caches. if its the latter download Onyx and run the Automation feature then reboot a few times to rewrite the boot caches.
  8. mosx macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2007
    15 Seconds? Are you talking about the time it takes to load from when the spinning wheel appears below the Apple logo?

    Because if you're talking about time from power button press to fully loaded Leopard, that is impossible. It takes 3 seconds from the time you press the power button to the time the sound chimes and the screen lights up. 13 seconds from the time you press the power button to the time the spinning wheel appears.

    Theres no way Leopard could fully load in ~2 seconds.
  9. DARKJ3DI macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2008
    Dunedin, New Zealand
    mine loads in like 30. however windows xp on my boot camp partition takes up to 2 minutes! shows that mac os x is a more fine tuned os.
  10. Super Intendo macrumors regular

    May 26, 2008
    most modern core two duos will take between 30 and 60 seconds. I base my start up time on when i can actually get firefox to open though, so about 65 seconds, as compared to almost every pc i've ever used 2+ minutes of waiting and looking at the hourglass :rolleyes:
  11. tompon1923 macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2008
    15°35'30.45S 54°31'22.17E
    My bootup time is 34 seconds, 2,1 ghz penryn with 4gigs of ram and al my stuff on a 500gb external hdd. I noticed if you have airport turned off it will boot faster.

    If you want to improve your bootup time you have to reset your ram by pressing Command, Option (just the alt button), P and R until you hear the second BONG, the start up sound.
  12. priller macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2007
    Around 15 seconds from pressing the power button to the login screen.
  13. mosx macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2007
    Again, thats not possible. You're trying to tell us that either your Mac skips all of the POST process or it simply loads Leopard in 2 seconds?

    Getting to the login screen doesn't necessarily mean its finished booting/loading up either.
  14. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    What makes you be so sure they use Leopard?
  15. priller macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2007
    I already know it's not finished loading at the login screen, hence why I made a point of stating to the login screen. My account has filevault enabled so it's pointless timing it until leopard is fully loaded.

    I'm going to go find a stopwatch & time it exactly because there's no way mine takes 30 seconds to get to the login screen.

    edit: just timed it, looks like my counting is slightly wrong, 23 seconds from pressing the power button till the login screen.
  16. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2008
    2.4GHz C2D 4GB MacBook - 24 seconds from dead to desktop. But it only arrived today :D
    1.66GHz CD 1GB Mac Mini - 48 seconds from dead to desktop, running Tiger
    75Mhz PPC 64MB PowerMac 6200 - 34 seconds from dead to desktop, running OS 8
  17. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    One week old MacBook running Leopard 10.5

    Test done with stop watch.
    Power button to spinning disc = 21 sec.

    Power button to Log-in = 32 sec.

    Power button to all Login apps. opened (iChat, Safari, iMail, & iCal) Airport Express on = 42 sec.

    Seems pretty fast to me. Your thoughts?
  18. BenEndeem macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2008
    Between 30 and 40 seconds I always thought, so I did two clocked runs. One at 32 and the other at 39.
  19. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    5 seconds. On a good day I get 3 seconds.


    Joking. I timed mine, and it takes about 27 seconds. But mine's new and i still have about 95GB out of 160 free.
  20. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    From completely powered off to dock?

    You must have a SuperMac Pro.
  21. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2007
    Canada EH!!!
    I can't remember the last time I rebooted my Macbook. Just leave it running and put it to sleep by closing the lid. Then you will never have to be concerned about bootup times!

  22. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    You're referring to the joke right?

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