Macbook Unibody Boot time

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by wh2332, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. wh2332 macrumors member

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    I have a macbook unibody 2.4 ghz, 4gb ram with a 55 second boot time from the hard drive starting up until the menu bar and dock are loaded. I only have a 5gb application folder, and no startup items. I run Onyx regularly and reset the pram about an hour before timing the boot time. Is this normal? Can anyone with the same configuration give me their boot time? I may have disk fragmentation and then would perform a full erase and install, but if this is normal, I may just do the archive. Your feedback would be helpful.
     
  2. celticpride678

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    The first thing you might want to try is to repair permissions and repair the disk in disk utility. I have the 2.4 GHz with 2GB of RAM and my boot time is around 35 seconds.
     
  3. wh2332 thread starter macrumors member

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    Did so. Everything was good except repair permissions never repairs a ton of things it finds. My boot time really sped up though. It usually hangs at the apple logo for 7 seconds before the gear pops up and this time the gear was up almost instantly.
     
  4. wh2332 thread starter macrumors member

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    I do know that the additional ram slows up boot time though, so does anyone have a 2.4 with 4gb ram?
     
  5. Chozo macrumors member

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    I have a Whitebook 2.4Ghz and 4GB Ram and I ran Onyx and all that. I only have Growl for a start up program and I clocked mine loading in about 43(display desktop)-47(hear hard drive stop working) seconds from button push.

    I notice that it stays on the blue screen for about 6 seconds before it loads the desktop.
     

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