Question on MBP start-up and shut-down time

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mickair, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. mickair macrumors newbie

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    Have been playing with my new MBP (2.4 C2D SR, 160GB 7200rpm, 4GB) and noticed the start-up and shut-down time is approximately 20 sec and 10 sec respectively upon inital setup.

    I have partition 60GB of my harddisk using bootcamp but have not install Windoz.

    After importing my photo and music library, adding a 3 more widget and without installing too many new app (all of them are <50mb), my MBP start-up/shut-down time have increased substantially to 35 sec and 30 sec. My Mac HD still have 50GB left and I only have i-tunes index (can't remembered exactly) as my only start-up app to run. I can't imagine this could take a while though... I'm not sure what causes the "relatively hugh" delay.

    I know I shouldn't be complaining too much as it was way better than my XP at work (takes 6-8 minutes to boot up and have Outlook up and running), nevertheless, it is always good to understand what are the known factors that could drag the time up abit and to avoid it going forward (e.g. in the XP world, not to initatie too much program upon start-up).

    I have gone through afew posts in this and other forums, so far, I concluded that what I could do to potentially speed up the start-up and shut-down time is to use disk utility (verify and repair disk) via booting from the disc supplied. Does any one agreed with this?

    Please let me have your thoughts/$0.02.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. hsotnicaM macrumors regular

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    I remember when I first started my new SRMBP it started in 10 seconds too. I was shocked! I thought this can't be real. Then after installing a few, about 10 major programs (adobe, fcp, etc.) it takes about 30 seconds to start. I was going to experiment and see if it would be faster if I didn't have a DVD in the drive. ( I do most of the time - Civ4) Just haven't yet.
    Shut down it still 10 seconds, though. I've actually thought to myself "should I shut down because I don't want to wait for it to start...wait...it takes 30 seconds!!" Now I shut it down if I'm not using it for more than 30 minutes or more.
    Sorry try to stay away from any Windows...especially on my Mac. ;) It's like telling my child, "go lick that hand rail on the subway, I'm sure you won't get sick."
     
  3. raxrat macrumors newbie

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    I too have had my 2.4GHz SR MBP for a few days and I can say with certainty that the boot and shutdown times are noticeably LONGER than my 2.33GHz C2D MBP (previous generation). I have no idea why, basically I have the same programs installed on both. I get the feeling that drivers aren't quite up to speed yet, that is certainly the case for the Nvidia GPU. Also, in other threads in this forum people are complaining about SR MBP having issues going to sleep. Definitely the SR MBP takes longer to go to sleep than my 2.33GHz MBP. Then on waking, my screen is bluish tinted for a second before the color profile is loaded. That kind of choppiness is definitely an oddity that I have not seen in previous generations of MBP.

    But I think the good news is this: Apple will definitely be utilizing Nvidia heavily. They will be in next iMac for sure. So the drivers for SR and Nvidia are going to catch up eventually.
     
  4. niele macrumors member

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    so you're telling me my lil' old 2.33 c2d loaded up with all kinds of software still rips by having a startup time between 18 - 22 sec.? :D
     
  5. mickair thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess. I just can't accept/believe/admit the fact that my gf's powerbook G4 started up faster than my latest MBP (especially with 4GB RAM!). And hers has Microsoft Office installed in it (mine doesn't have Microsoft Office)...
    :confused:
     
  6. niele macrumors member

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    I'm sorry about the slowdown although be thankful you're not running vista on a pc ... but wow with 4gb of ram I am truly jealous. :)
     

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