MB Pro - Poor Performance

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jturbo68, May 15, 2009.

  1. jturbo68 macrumors newbie

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    I have owned a MB pro 2.33G for the past few years. It has never seemed like a particularly speedy machine to me. Particularly when using VM Fusion.

    Sometomes the Mouse will disappear, Spinning wheel when switching between windws or users.

    Anyway, I received a new MB Pro for work ... it has none of those issues.

    Based on the xbench test I have run, I think the HD is not working well.

    Can someone take a look at these results and provide some guidance on what the issue may be?

    Thx
    John


    Results 82.99
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.5.6 (9G55)
    Physical RAM 3072 MB
    Model MacBookPro2,2
    Drive Type TOSHIBA MK2035GSS
    CPU Test 140.56
    GCD Loop 272.33 14.36 Mops/sec
    Floating Point Basic 130.05 3.09 Gflop/sec
    vecLib FFT 105.18 3.47 Gflop/sec
    Floating Point Library 131.78 22.95 Mops/sec
    Thread Test 203.56
    Computation 190.90 3.87 Mops/sec, 4 threads
    Lock Contention 218.01 9.38 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
    Memory Test 123.39
    System 144.84
    Allocate 251.11 922.14 Kalloc/sec
    Fill 122.59 5960.68 MB/sec
    Copy 116.64 2409.20 MB/sec
    Stream 107.47
    Copy 93.12 1923.41 MB/sec
    Scale 106.88 2208.11 MB/sec
    Add 130.13 2771.99 MB/sec
    Triad 105.93 2266.17 MB/sec
    Quartz Graphics Test 158.56
    Line 136.40 9.08 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
    Rectangle 202.18 60.36 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
    Circle 166.47 13.57 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]
    Bezier 159.60 4.03 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]
    Text 143.20 8.96 Kchars/sec
    OpenGL Graphics Test 163.67
    Spinning Squares 163.67 207.62 frames/sec
    User Interface Test 154.21
    Elements 154.21 707.76 refresh/sec
    Disk Test 22.07
    Sequential 37.62
    Uncached Write 36.91 22.66 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 37.08 20.98 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 30.80 9.01 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 50.50 25.38 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 15.62
    Uncached Write 5.22 0.55 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 35.64 11.41 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 45.88 0.33 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 68.26 12.67 MB/sec [256K blocks]
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. plinden macrumors 68040

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    If you enclose the xbench scores in code tags, they'll be easier for us to read.

    Anyway, you say you're not having any of the issues you get with your older machine (did you try taking it to an Apple store? I've never got "...Mouse will disappear, Spinning wheel when switching between windws or users. " with any of the Macs I've used)

    Anyway, if you're not getting any issues, is there anything that you notice being off? If not, just forget about the benchmarks.

    By the way, to get a view of how your disk is running, open Activity Monitor and view Disk Activity, then open Terminal and copy a large file to another location (not move, since moving just changes the directory pointer). See the peak transfer rate and double it (since you're reading and writing simultaneously).

    I get sustained speeds of 25MB/s (ie 50MB/s) with my MBP, which has a 7200rpm, 250GB drive.
     
  4. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...try allocating more RAM to the win side of your system?
     
  5. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Yep, a VM kills performance if not set up right, i have parallels 4 and it works great
     
  6. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

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    MY Xbench score is horrible (MBP in sig):

    Results 62.87
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.5.7 (9J61)
    Physical RAM 2048 MB
    Model MacBookPro2,2
    Drive Type FUJITSU MHW2120BH
    CPU Test 61.29
    GCD Loop 115.72 6.10 Mops/sec
    Floating Point Basic 55.95 1.33 Gflop/sec
    vecLib FFT 44.51 1.47 Gflop/sec
    Floating Point Library 61.41 10.69 Mops/sec
    Thread Test 88.96
    Computation 81.14 1.64 Mops/sec, 4 threads
    Lock Contention 98.45 4.24 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
    Memory Test 95.37
    System 86.90
    Allocate 86.75 318.57 Kalloc/sec
    Fill 79.47 3864.01 MB/sec
    Copy 96.03 1983.50 MB/sec
    Stream 105.69
    Copy 97.23 2008.29 MB/sec
    Scale 101.33 2093.42 MB/sec
    Add 113.73 2422.79 MB/sec
    Triad 112.33 2403.01 MB/sec
    Quartz Graphics Test 75.65
    Line 69.45 4.62 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
    Rectangle 86.51 25.83 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
    Circle 73.92 6.03 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]
    Bezier 75.92 1.91 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]
    Text 74.44 4.66 Kchars/sec
    OpenGL Graphics Test 99.81
    Spinning Squares 99.81 126.62 frames/sec
    User Interface Test 87.15
    Elements 87.15 399.97 refresh/sec
    Disk Test 25.91
    Sequential 37.85
    Uncached Write 33.75 20.72 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 34.09 19.29 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 48.36 14.15 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 38.39 19.29 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 19.70
    Uncached Write 6.89 0.73 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 43.34 13.88 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 54.33 0.39 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 60.84 11.29 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    Why?


    EDIT: nvm, I had my battery out. So I put the battery in and:


    Results 110.48
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.5.7 (9J61)
    Physical RAM 2048 MB
    Model MacBookPro2,2
    Drive Type FUJITSU MHW2120BH
    CPU Test 145.95
    GCD Loop 274.15 14.45 Mops/sec
    Floating Point Basic 132.66 3.15 Gflop/sec
    vecLib FFT 107.34 3.54 Gflop/sec
    Floating Point Library 144.86 25.22 Mops/sec
    Thread Test 207.70
    Computation 204.65 4.15 Mops/sec, 4 threads
    Lock Contention 210.85 9.07 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads
    Memory Test 132.70
    System 146.79
    Allocate 171.18 628.64 Kalloc/sec
    Fill 133.59 6495.43 MB/sec
    Copy 140.65 2904.99 MB/sec
    Stream 121.07
    Copy 114.02 2355.03 MB/sec
    Scale 115.27 2381.52 MB/sec
    Add 128.72 2742.05 MB/sec
    Triad 127.82 2734.41 MB/sec
    Quartz Graphics Test 181.23
    Line 159.99 10.65 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
    Rectangle 213.80 63.83 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
    Circle 175.57 14.31 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]
    Bezier 170.42 4.30 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]
    Text 196.15 12.27 Kchars/sec
    OpenGL Graphics Test 237.80
    Spinning Squares 237.80 301.67 frames/sec
    User Interface Test 296.21
    Elements 296.21 1.36 Krefresh/sec
    Disk Test 32.20
    Sequential 49.11
    Uncached Write 43.47 26.69 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 47.12 26.66 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 51.67 15.12 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 55.94 28.12 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 23.95
    Uncached Write 8.59 0.91 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 52.56 16.83 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 55.60 0.39 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 73.57 13.65 MB/sec [256K blocks]
     
  7. ValkyrieLenneth macrumors regular

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    To jturbo68: your HDD is a 4200rpm one. May be it causes bottleneck to the system.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    4200 RPM drives haven't been around since the iBook days.

    Running a virtual machine is very disk intensive otherwise.
     
  9. ValkyrieLenneth macrumors regular

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    TOSHIBA MK2035GSS <--- 4200rpm

    Although Toshiba came up with some tricks to make it has writing and reading speed as fast as a 5400rpm one. But to me, 4200rpm is still 4200rpm.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That was the largest capacity drive option available at the time but you had to bump down to 4200 RPM right?
     

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