Maxed out 15" slow Apple store FAST

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  1. dan9700 macrumors 65816

    dan9700

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    Hi

    I had the maxed out 15" new Macbook and reinstalled Sierra twice as the lag opening folders was so bad and i just didnt get it i tryed everything to fix it but nothing the strange thing is in the apple store i was playing with the new one and the demo one isnt maxed out so half gpu etc and was butter smooth which made me relise my macbook was damaged and they are replacing it, how could it be mine was laggy where the store one which is lower spec was so fast, both are 15" new models
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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  3. thekev macrumors 604

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    Reinstalling Sierra on a new computer is usually inadvisable. Doing that twice is just silly. Check out activity monitor. If you see something like mdworker taking up a lot of cpu, then your drive is still indexing. If you reinstall sierra, it will index again. Spec has nothing to do with it. The ui of the high and low end models will be equivalent in terms of responsiveness. You won't see any difference, because it isn't resource intensive. It's a waste of money to upgrade for responsiveness.
     
  4. dan9700 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no set it up as new install
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    all day my new macbook just wasnt acting right even last year when i got the 2015 one it never started slow, i dont think indexing was the problem i used it for 24 hours and same opening folders had 2 second lag where as in store it was so fast, what exactly is mdworker my new one has like 7 in activity
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    thank you for telling me about mdworker had no idea maybe that is what was slowing it down, when i sent over 100gb from external drive all my mp3s etc was using mdworker how long does it take mine was nearly 24 hours and still show a few mdworker in activity how do i know when its all done
     
  5. Guy Mancuso macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like you got a buried software issue from the past. Are you migrating or starting fresh. Not you per say but a lot of people migrate from there old machines without taking the time to clean out the system first, run first aid and make sure you are not bringing old stuff over to a new machine. Worse they are probably not even migrating from Sierra but a old OS which really is a death wish. Worst case here try a clean install, don't migrate anything but do bring over the critical stuff like your document folder, music and photos. The rest go clean installs
     
  6. thekev macrumors 604

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    It varies, but it can take a long time if there's a bunch of data. It will still be there after indexing. It just won't consume much cpu power. That's how you can tell it's finished. I remember it taking a day or two on one of my old machines. It wasn't running constantly, and obviously it can only run while the machine is awake. I understand why it's frustrating, but going from a new installation to another new installation won't fix anything. If you leave it for a day and mdworker dies down, and then it's still lagging, I would consider a return or exchange. The issue is that it has to look up so many small files. Even for an ssd that's an issue.
     
  7. dan9700 thread starter macrumors 65816

    dan9700

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    yeah i always fresh install then re download apps and put my mp3 etc back on mac from external hard drive i never migrate, my 2015 mac was so fast and i was like no way can maxed out 2016 be slow, like if i open folder it takes 2 second to load icons and full screening videos in vlc stutters i tryed apple demo store new 15" which was lower spec and was so smooth, i think all indexing must have finnished as i left it on over night and now looking i have a few mdworker in activity but there all 0% cpu so not doing much, apple wants me to send back macbook and get replacement, just dont understand how mine was slower than demo one or 2015 one :(
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    thank you for telling me about mdworker honestly didnt know i knew it indexes but didnt know how to see, ill leave my mac for another day and hope it goes smooth again :) i have ocd and the little lag can bother me but about from this i love the new macbook :)
     
  8. dk808 macrumors 6502a

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    Give us an update if the mdworker thing was the problem and if it gets fixed please!
     
  9. dan9700 thread starter macrumors 65816

    dan9700

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    sure will do :)
     
  10. Guy Mancuso macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using Clean my Mac and it seems it cleans thing up pretty nice. I'm not sure it's the best software out there though. I'm running really well so far.
     
  11. BorderingOn macrumors 6502

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    It takes nothing more than signing into iCloud to wreck a Mac for days. Depends on what features you use but could potentially be hundreds of GB of photos, music, and docs.
     
  12. maratus macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone who has hundreds of GB on iCloud deserves it! :D (joke)

    Anyway, I hope OP keeps us updated. I'm really interested on why it happened!
     

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