PB1 Extremely Sluggish on MBP '11

McEntireFan93

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Aug 1, 2008
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I installed PB1 on my MacBook Pro '11 and I've never really had issues with the Public Betas before but this time the machine is so sluggish that it's pretty much unusable. I was finally able to get Activity Monitor open and Logd, OtherUserExtensions, and touristd and all three were using incredibly high percentages of the CPU. I have googled it but it didn't really help. Does anyone here have any suggestions?

I also tried submitting feedback to Apple and the application said it timed out every time it tries to send.
 

bbfc

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Oct 22, 2011
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I found the same on my early 2011 MBP. The whole thing is unusable. To be honest it’s much better than DP1, which was far worse and the update to DP2 improved things slightly too, but it’s just not very well optimised for older Mac’s yet.
 

DrVinnie

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Sep 26, 2016
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I know its an older post, but PB1 is running very smoothly on early 2011 MBP with 16 GB RAM and SSD. Mikecwest's fix for sleep/wake issues worked like a charm for me. I guess YMMV.
 
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bbfc

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Oct 22, 2011
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I know its an older post, but PB1 is running very smoothly on early 2011 MBP with 16 GB RAM and SSD. Mikecwest's fix for sleep/wake issues worked like a charm for me. I guess YMMV.
I installed an SSD on my early 2011 MBP yesterday and tried High Sierra again. There’s definitely an improvement, but the memory usage is off the scale. Over 1GB of swap etc. It might be the 4GB of RAM I have. I think the release notes mention systems with less than 4GB will suffer from issues, so that’s probably the reason. No doubt this will all be fixed in future builds. I do need to increase my RAM though.