macbook pro boot time - 45seconds

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  1. dchen720 macrumors member

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    15'' 2.5ghz, 2gb ram, 512 vram,,, 5 days old.
    it takes like 40-45 seconds to boot

    is it normal?

    cuz i saw some older macbook pros boot in like 30 seconds..
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's under a minute. Does the startup time really matter that much when it's under a minute?

    I remember vanilla 10.4.0 having the fastest startup time. It got worse in later versions and then improved again in 10.4.7.
     
  3. dchen720 thread starter macrumors member

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    no, but i do wanna know if it's a defective MBP
     
  4. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    45 second start up time does not indicate a defective Macbook Pro.
     
  5. tecknical macrumors regular

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    how many apps you set to start at boot-up? that affects boot-up time also
     
  6. dchen720 thread starter macrumors member

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    not many apps..
    maybe just msn... ?
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    What do you consider the boot time? To loginwindow or Finder?
     
  8. dchen720 thread starter macrumors member

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    boot time: from pressing the power button to finish loading the dock.
     
  9. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    My MBP takes less than 30 seconds, but I dont have the login screen. Just boots right to the desktop. I wouldnt worry about it. It will change over time.
     
  10. dchen720 thread starter macrumors member

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    i don't have the login screen too
     
  11. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    From security point of view, it's not so good. If you lost you notebook (knock, knock), someone will have access to your files...
     
  12. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    yes, don't worry about it, 40 seconds is still no time at all, it's nothing to worry about. Also move vram and all that stuff will slow down the boot.
     
  13. trek1500 macrumors member

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    I wouldn't stress about it.. Mine boots up in about 30 secs but as long as it's under a minute you should be happy..

    There is a video on You Tube where some guy does a test of his MBP with 3 or 4 other laptops for boot up time and MBP won hands down!:apple:
     
  14. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Mine takes 1 minute for some reason, but I don't think it's a big issue. Besides, I keep it in sleep mode most of the time it's not being used.
     
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  16. deltaiscain macrumors regular

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    Mine takes about a minute to boot up, but that is because the more ram you have installed, the longer the boot takes.
     
  17. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    yeah, that doesn't seem abnormal or anything. Try zapping the PRam if it worries you.
     
  18. pianos101 macrumors regular

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    45 seconds? Damn that's quick. I'm at about a minute though with a bunch of things starting. My work computer (windows) takes at least 3-4 minutes before I can click anything...
     
  19. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    How modern computer can take at least 3-4 minutes to boot? I can not imagine that. Maybe I've a Mac too long... :rolleyes:
     
  20. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

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    I'd say mine boots in about 30 secs too, but it wasn't always like that.

    After a clean in stall of leopard from tiger it seemed to improve slightly.
     
  21. kolax macrumors G3

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    I rarely restart or turn my MacBook Pro off. I always leave it in sleep mode, so when I need to use it it wakes up instantly.

    Also, the more RAM you have in your Mac the longer it will take to boot. So, the quicker booting Mac might have had less RAM than yours.

    Even if you did have a password for your account, it isn't hard to get access to the files.
     
  22. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    Yes, you're right but it requires the knowledge how to do it. Login password and lack of this knowledge may induce "new owner" to format HDD. Indeed, it doesn't help the legitimate owner but files don't get into sb hands. That's a point.
     
  23. pianos101 macrumors regular

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    well it's a computer that's part of a huge company's network so there's all these network login tasks that have to be done and all sorts of corporate spy software. Pretty annoying I wish catia would work on os x...
     
  24. Fabiano macrumors regular

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    I never measured the boot time in mine, but its fast enough so I dont need to keep it in sleep mode, plus saving battery :)
     
  25. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    I know my start time is definitely under 30 seconds.
    I don't have any apps loading at start up.
     

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