Normal Speeds?

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  1. Macaroooon macrumors 6502

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    I've got a 2.5Ghz Mid 2012 MPB 13" which to me is slow, but wanted to check speeds.

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  3. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you - I've downloaded the test but what do I actually do once I've opened it (there are various options)

    I've read those two articles and done everything I can :(
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    In XBench deselect all tests except the "Disk Test", in AJA System Test select the Macintosh HD as Volume, leave the Test as Disk Read/Write and press START, but it may not work, as it has a bug using the startup disk to benchmark.

    Open Activity Monitor and go to the System Memory* tab and look for Page Outs and Swap used and report back.

     
  5. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you:

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    RE the AJA one, forgive my ignorance, in the first list do I select: Dik Read Existing File - and then Macintosh HD?

    Page ins:723.5MB (0 bytes/sec)
    Page outs: 519.4MB (0 bytes/sec)
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Those sound about right for a 5,400 RPM HDD. If you want a faster storage device, look into SSDs.


    As mentioned before, you select Disk Read/Write as Test, but that is not necessary anymore, since XBench worked quite fine.

    Not knowing the "Swap used:" I guess you could use 1 more GB of RAM.

     
  7. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah right, well at least I know it's not running too low then.

    Swap used is 1.65GB
     
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    Then 2 to 4 more GB of RAM will not hurt, and an SSD will improve your speeds drastically, as the storage device is still the slowest component of a modern computer, even SSDs can be considered slow compared to RAM and CPU.
     
  9. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll definitely looking into getting more ram, and upgrading it to 8GB, however I'm not sure I can really afford an SSD right now, as much as I'd love one, I'm a student on a budget.

    Right not the main thing bugging me is iMovie not working!!
     

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