New to Lion 10.7.3, felt much slower then 10.6.x

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by theonlycasey, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. theonlycasey, Apr 6, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2012

    theonlycasey macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2012
    So, i have installed lion for about 3 weeks now. before that, my mac's hardisk died because of some disk i/o error so i had to get a new hardisk, apple employee offered me an upgrade to lion, so i said yea!
    my mac spec is 2.66 ghz, intel i7, 8gb ram mid 15" macbook pro 2010 model

    however, when im using lion and using vmware fusion or just running videos on web browser or vlc, my mac tend to get mini freezes every 5 min to an hour, sometime if i am playing games on my vmware, i have experienced freezes that i had to restart my computer to solve cos it just stay frozen. i have tried repairing disk permission but it dosen't help. i have never experienced these freezes/lag before my new hardisk/new os version installed

    if anyone know how to fix this problem or generally speed up lion
    help appreciated, thanks!
  2. matbook101 macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2010
    In the secret land of Cupertino.
    What help? You didn't ask a question.
  3. theonlycasey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2012
  4. Martyimac macrumors 65816


    Aug 19, 2009
    S. AZ.
    He described his problem and asked for help. Doesn't that count? :confused:
  5. blow45 macrumors 68000

    Jan 18, 2011
    click to flash in your browsers might help, try onyx too, get more memory in the mac. :)

    Lion is **** unfortunately. :)
  6. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    My side by side testing of 10.6.8 vs 10.7.x reveal them to be about the same.

    When doing a mixed variety of work, there's no discernible difference in my case. Especially given the fact I'm comparing them on two identically configure MBP's.

    While I personally prefer 10.6.8 by a wide margin, the speed difference is nil.
  7. GuitarG20, Apr 6, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2012

    GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    10.7.x has felt faster to me in general... I also reset my SMC and NVRAM (which may not help, idk) when I updated... also a lot of people claim it's too slow with 4 gigs RAM. I have 8 and it works fine. haha

    MBP Early 2011 8.3, 17" 2.2 i7, 8 gigs RAM (1333 MHz)

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