Macbook Start Up Time

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  1. Holmes89 macrumors regular

    Holmes89

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    I just purchased my Black Macbook (and I'm extremely happy with it). I just feel like I've finally "moved into" it (customizing it to my liking) and I was wondering how long it takes other Macbook owners to start up. I'm running with 4 gigs of RAM and I have boot camp working but since installing boot camp my speed has fallen from 30 seconds to 45 seconds. Is this normal? Thanks
     
  2. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    I have a 2.4 WhiteBook 4GB Ram, 320 HD, with BootCamp Vista and I start in about 29 Seconds, only start up programs are quicksilver and itunes helper.
     
  3. Holmes89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you know what could be making mine slower?
     
  4. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    Do you have any start up apps. Check by going to System Prefs > Accounts > Your Account > Login Items.
     
  5. Holmes89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I restarted just so I could get a more accurate picture, it takes 10 seconds until I see the Apple Logo, 29 seconds for the gray to go away, and then 40 to fully start. Would the random wallpaper do that?
     
  6. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    One week old MacBook running Leopard 10.5

    Test done with stop watch today.
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    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?
     
  7. Holmes89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How much of a difference will that make? I was measuring until I saw my dock.... apps load after the dock don't they?
     
  8. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    They tend to, also try repairing disk permission this is a leading cause to slow downs. Do this by "Disk Util" select the disk and repair permissions.
     
  9. Holmes89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried that and if anything it made it longer, I'm going to try it one more time but is there anything else I can do?
     
  10. Holmes89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I think I'm going to be stuck at around 45 seconds, which isn't too bad I guess, I was hoping to stay around 30. Are there any other suggestions? My grey screen goes away a lot quicker now but stays on the blue on longer, any ideas?
     
  11. Holmes89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    From what I could find people are suggesting just letting it run for a few days so the system gets acquainted with updates and programs that I've been installing, something about "hot files". So I guess I'll let it run for a few days and see what happens.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=437614
     
  12. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    Another thing is that you have to remember that your computer is always indexing, after a longer amount of time with no major changes the system will speed up because it will not be indexing as much for spotlight.
     
  13. Holmes89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I have put it through a lot. Music ripping, installing a bunch of apps (including office), and I also had problems with Boot Camp (it wouldn't partition right so I had to attempt multiple times). Needless to say I think I moved things around enough that OS X would need to index. Once the computer starts up it is really snappy so I don't have a problem with that. Thanks for the help.
     
  14. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

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    Not quite sure you couldn't do a search, same forum in fact: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=512678


    My reply in that topic:


     
  15. pyr0sphere macrumors regular

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    Mine is between 40 seconds to 1 minute.

    I think this is fairly normal. I believe Tiger was around 30ish seconds, and it is generally agreed that Leopard boots slower than Tiger did
     

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