Post your boot up and shut down time in SL!!

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  1. hidehide macrumors 6502

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    I want to see is my boot up time normal or slow..

    Boot up time :1min 2x sec
    from start up, enter password to desktop fully loaded.

    Shut down time : 4sec

    Please post yours :rolleyes:
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Boot: 34 secs
    Shut down: 2 secs

    A bit faster than in Leopard but not significantly.
     
  3. hidehide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea.. I see other's boot time is 2x-3x..
    why is mine over a minute?
    I did a PRAM and NVRAM reset around ..

    And I have 6 login items..
    Google Notifier, GrowlHelperApp, Airport base station Agent, Microsoft AU Daemon, My Living Desktop Viewer, Quicksilver..
     
  4. glavoie84 macrumors regular

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    Boot up time : 16 secs
    from start up, enter password to desktop fully loaded.
    Shut down: 2 secs

    I'm using an Intel X25-M SSD, does it matter? :)

    It's faster to completely boot my MBP than the time it takes to my PC's BIOS to do its POST before displaying the OS selection menu (GRUB).
     
  5. Spyderturbo007 macrumors member

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    MacBook Air
    1.6Ghz Core 2 Duo
    2GB RAM
    80 GB HDD

    Bootup = 57s
    Shutdown = 2s
     
  6. Dragonforce macrumors 6502a

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    When do you start measuring ?
    When the Apple logo appears, at the chime or directly after pressing the power button ?
     
  7. glavoie84 macrumors regular

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    Directly after pressing the button.
     
  8. Dragonforce macrumors 6502a

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    mmmmky

    *switches Mac off*


    *back*

    Soooo, it takes 20 seconds from pressing the power button until the Apple logo appears on my Nehalem Mac Pro
    then 14 seconds from Apple logo until I can see the login screen and less than 1 second to get to a working desktop and an idle machine after I put in my password.
    Shutdown is like 10 seconds because the 4 hard drives need to spin down and park the heads one by one

    So yeah, startup time is like like 35 secs from a cold start (not reboot)
     
  9. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    Is my Mac somehow the slowest Mac machine ever? (Intel) It takes around 15 seconds to shut down... (Well, I haven't really counted it but I think it's around that.)
     
  10. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

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    - MacBook -
    Boot: 30.7s
    Shutdown: 3.1s

    - Mac Mini -
    Boot: 39.1s
    Shutdown: 3.5s

    (Specs are in the sig for each)
     
  11. Tuta macrumors member

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    i haven't timed it, but my iMac is well north of the minute -- more likely borderline two from a cold start.

    I think it has to do with all the languages being loaded as well -- I remember reading somewhere about disabling all but English but never have done so.

    How do I determine what else might be causing my slow bootup times?
     
  12. newfoundglory macrumors 6502

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    Early 2008 MBP (factory 200GB HDD)

    Startup: 18 seconds to desktop, 19 seconds for dock.

    Shutdown/Restart: 2 seconds.
     
  13. WizardHunt macrumors 68000

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    Seems most of you posting times have a Mac Book or MBP. I have a iMac
    3.06 GHz and below are my times:

    From desktop hit restart to login prompt: 54 secs to full login is 66 secs.
    From ShutDown mode to log in prompt: 44 secs then to full login is 58 secs.
    Full ShutDown is 10-11 secs.
    Putting into Sleep mode 2 secs

    I have the following login items loading at time of startup: SnapZ Pro, iTunes Helper, iStat Menu Helper,GrowlHelperApp.
     
  14. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Your login items will slow the boot process down depending on what they are.

    And half of you are using login prompts and the rest aren't. Apples to oranges.

    Not currently on SL but I'm 41 seconds (without a password prompt).
     
  15. Grimmeh macrumors member

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    Startup is the same as with Leopard, 14–18 seconds (from pushing power button to loaded dock), and shutdown is a second faster at about 2 seconds.
     
  16. Matthew. macrumors regular

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    39 second start up, 4 second shut down. Down from somewhere around 50 seconds and 10 seconds respectively.
     
  17. mistabaka macrumors member

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    for shutdown times are you leaving apps open and shutting down or closing all apps then shutting down? Does it make a big difference?
     
  18. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Did you do an upgrade or clean install? I did upgrade first and my boot time was like 2-3 minutes so I decided to do clean one, and here you can see the result.
     
  19. itguy80 macrumors newbie

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    Not so fast

    I have a MBP from June '09; 4GB memory. In Leopard my boot time averaged between 40-45 seconds. After SL upgrade my time to boot averages 1.5 - 2 minutes. I've timed the boot up several times since I installed on Saturday. Thinking I might erase my hard drive and reload using the SL DVD. Anyone else experienced the same? The shutdown went from about 4 seconds to 6-8 now.
     
  20. PoptheKing macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2009 model iMac 20" 2.66ghz 320 GB HDD and 2 GB DDR3 Ram, my boot up is 45.8 Sec and Shut Down is 18 sec, what does resetting PRam and NVRam do ? Will it make my comp faster ... ?
     
  21. Ieo macrumors 6502

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    MBP in signature:

    Shutdown from clicking the final shutdown button to complete off:

    4 seconds

    Bootup time from pressing power button to logging in and having a fully-loaded desktop:

    42 seconds.

    I never timed it in 10.5.8, but it doesn't appear to be any faster on shutdown, and only slightly faster on bootup. Of course, that was only the first power cycle after installing and booting into SL.
     
  22. hidehide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    First I upgraded.. I feel its slow..

    Then I did a clean install, and restore the backup from Time Machine..

    Will restoring the backup after clean install makes no difference from just upgrade it??
     
  23. Dragonforce macrumors 6502a

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    A clean install is IMHO

    1) install Snow Leo on an empty hard drive
    2) download and install all your apps (via internet or disc)
    3) copy all your data (documents, pictures, music etc) manually from a backup - I didn't use Time Machine for that, instead I copied everything to an external HDD and then back to SL
    4) use software update
    5) make a brand new Time Machine backup
    6) be happy
     
  24. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    i did that exactly the way you said it. and i agree
     
  25. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    Isn't that the same thing as upgrading? I keep hearing that this is the way to go, but I'm a little confused here.

    2) That would take hours and probably days for me. :(

    Also does Time Machine copy your settings (Wallpapers, game saves, application infos, etc)?
     

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