My 3.06 iMac is SLOWER with Snow Leopard, is this right?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ucla95, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. ucla95 macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2009
    Seems odd but my Mac is definitely slower with this Snow Leopard installed.
    1) Is this anomalous?
    2) Can I uninstall it somehow?
  2. djourd macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2008
    It should be a bit more responsive. You could always back up all your stuff boot from the install disc (press and hold c at bootup with cd in the computer) and use disk utility to wipe the drive and reinstall.
  3. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    sounds about right. snow leopard is buggy as hell.
  4. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    My iMac works flawlessly with Snow Leopard. Did you do an upgrade or clean install? If you did an upgrade, try wiping the drive and then reinstall it to empty drive
  5. uuaschbaer macrumors regular


    Aug 31, 2009
    Just some general questions with the purpose of identifying the problem:
    Which model iMac would that be (when was it released)?
    Have you updated to 10.6.2?
  6. MJD Dawg macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2009
    Junction of the Pacific, Juan de Fuca & NA Plates
    You're NOT hallucinating!

    Barefeats has some interesting benchmarks comparing SL to Leopard, albeit with higher end GPU's. Maybe it's all driver related but along with all the other well documented issues, me thinks Apple rolled out SL too quickly. And the 10.6.2 update didn't do anything for system performance. Quite disappointing.
  7. ucla95 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2009

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