New MacPro startup time a bit slow... Normal?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by hassiman, May 8, 2014.

  1. hassiman macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I just got my new MacPro. 4Core, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM with base D300 video cards.

    I have noticed that when I press the start button my 23 ACD ( attached to a TB port with a Mini display port to DVI adapter ) I get a white screen on my 23inch Cinema Display for what seems like 10-15 seconds before the user logon screen comes up.:eek:

    Has anyone else experienced this How long does your 4 core new MacPro take to boot to login??:confused:

    Once in the system the machine hellishly quick.... PhotoShop CS6 CC opens instantly... while LightRoom 5 CC opens a bit more slowly.

    Thanks
     
  2. bxs macrumors 6502

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    The time from the startup chime to the login screen should be of the order of 20 seconds. This is typical/normal IMO.
     
  3. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is like instantly pop up the log in screen.
     
  4. smithy1185 macrumors member

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    Sorry to resurrect this old thread, but I just got my base nMP and it takes 40 seconds from chime to login screen. That seems a lot slower than what others have described. Is there anything I can try to speed it up or is something not right?
     
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Verify disk through Disk Utility. If you get red writing, hold Alt on Startup and boot into the recovery partition to repair the disk there.

    You can also download Smart Utility, which will show the SMART data on your hard-drive and indicate if there's a hardware failure or if your hard-drive is in its early stages of failing. It's unlikely there will be a hardware issue causing the problem but at the very least it's good for peace of mind.

    Please quote this comment if you have any problems and I'll be happy to suggest a few more things.
     
  6. smithy1185 macrumors member

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    Thanks for your help. I verified through Disk Utility and all appears to be good. Smart Utility said it passed and there were no errors or bad sectors.

    Even when restarting the machine still takes 40 seconds to get to login. It is a refurb unit too I should mention.
     
  7. theSeb macrumors 604

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    That's definitely a lot longer than mine. Reset smc and see if that helps.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3964

    If not, then reset pram too.
     
  8. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    On top of those reset, you may also try to boot into recovery partition. Repair permission and repair disk. Also boot into safe mode once and then reboot into normal mode.
     
  9. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    What the poster below suggested about SMC/PRAM is definitely a good shout. Beyond that all I can think of off the top of my head would be a permissions repair in the OS through Disk Utility. Also try boot with no peripherals in -- basically a boot with only the power cable/display and see if it increases. Also potentially try different display ports to see if it affects the boot up time. Although it's unlikely to cause an issue, it's definitely worth checking for troubleshooting purposes. :)
     

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