Mavericks going a bit slow?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by themagichoof, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. themagichoof macrumors newbie

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    I'm on an early 2008 8-core Mac Pro. Mavericks seems to run fine but it's a little slow. For example when opening disk utility, the screen fades in as usual, but it stops for 1 or 2 seconds when it's halfway faded in, then fades all the way in. Opening Firefox takes 3, nearly 4 seconds to open after clicking it as well. I've got windows 7 installed on this machine as well and everything is lightning fast when I boot into it.

    I've checked and Spotlight isn't indexing noted by the little dot in the magnifying glass not being there, so I'm not sure what's going on. Is there anything else I should check for? Or should I just wait until a new update for Mavericks is released?
     
  2. ufkdo macrumors 6502

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    I think there is something about graphics. Disk Utility opens with that slow animation for a lot of people. For me, sometimes animation of switching between desktops is slow (but only the animation is slow, if it takes 2 seconds to go between desktops, it still takes 2 second but with a laggy animation). So I hope Apple will fix it on 10.9.1

    As for firefox, I think it is a third party problem. Firefox and Chrome for me are very slow at launching (usually 3-4 bounces) where Safari opens lighting fast.
     
  3. themagichoof thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've got an older GeForce 8800GT on this machine. I actually looked on the nvidia site for new drivers but the latest one is for Mountain Lion. Do you think there will be a driver update for this?

    Now that you say something though, I notice that some videos on the web on this machine are going awfully slow and they're choppy. They work 100% fine when I boot into Windows though.
     
  4. ufkdo macrumors 6502

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    If there is a driver update, it will be included in the next update. However, the problem may not be the driver but Mavericks' itself, I don't know. We will see when 10.9.1 is released, I think it is very close to be released.
     
  5. Gochugogi macrumors regular

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    All my machines--2013 Mini i7, 2009 Mac Pro & 2008 iMac--suffer that slow Disk Utility animation. I suspect it's a problem with the animation code and not these particular Macs. I wouldn't mind disabling the animation. Other than that, most things run a little faster for me under 10.9.
     

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