My new Macbook 1.8

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jbrown, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2002
    Seems a little clunky to me. My previous computer was a 1.25ghz - and I used the inbuilt Apple migrate program to copy my old settings onto the new computer.

    But there are many times I seem to be waiting while the computers appears to be ' thinking ' before doing what it should. And loading Microsoft programs takes a long time with the app icon bouncing in the dock for an age. A lot of the time it seems to be OK, but it happens enough to be annoying.

    Are there any simple fixes that I've missed? I've repaired permissions.

  2. punkmac macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2004
    RAM RAM and more RAM!!!!

    My friend has Mac Mini with stock RAM and it does beachball alot.

    I have 2 Gigs and is very responsive.
  3. dpaanlka macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
    Well, if your running Microsoft programs, none of which are Intel native yet, then they're all being translated in real-time through rosetta, which coincidentally, runs terrible with the base 512mb of RAM.
  4. michaeldmartin macrumors regular


    Jun 29, 2006
    Testicles. That is all.
    Microsoft apps use rosetta.. sorry :(
    Beat me to it!
  5. codo macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2006
    England, United Kingdom
    Like crap! Messenger and Word are just revolting in it, I find. I wish they would hurry up, they are my two most used applications and its annoying - I've been using my Windows machine more just to avoid the sluggishness of them both.
  6. user23 macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2006
    Could be


    It could be that in doing the migration you copied over some stuff which is causing the slow down. I know this is vague information...but, I've read (here & there on different sites) of more than a few users who migrated from older Macs...only to find some prefs & such were causing the beach ball of hell syndrome.

    Maybe you could just try a fresh install of OS X? At the least, you'll gain hard drive space by not installing all those extra languages & printer drivers.

    good luck.
  7. dpaanlka macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
    Yeah I usually try to stay away from that migration assistant. I just copy the files manually that I know I want to keep, and reinstall any apps that I need afresh. Much safer that way.
  8. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2005

    hrm gee i wonder why they are taking so long to update to universal my guess is m$ is doing that on purpose they want people on the mac to suffer and switch to windows in order for office to run full speed :D
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    More RAM will definitely help boost your system performance jbrown. But even with 2GB of RAM M$ Office (and other non UB apps) are not going to run as fast on an Intel based Mac as they did on your old G4 based Mac. :)
  10. ironic23 macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2006
    You'll definitely feel a significant difference with 2GB of ram as opposed to just 512mb. And yeah, due to rosetta, non-native apps run slow but surprisingly, Ms. Office opens up pretty quickly on my MBP with 1gb of ram.

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