rMBP running slow with ML 10.8.1

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  1. richardz88 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a rMBP 2.3Ghz running mountain lion 10.8.1. It runs fine most of the time but I can feel the lagging sometimes. Until yesterday I hook up xbench to figure out what exactly the performance is, and surprisingly, the scores are really low - only 153 on cpu and memory. Especially the cpu score is only 103, which is based on some Core2Duo processor I guess. The scores are consistent all the time, no mater how I run it (different user, different video card mode, plug-in or battery, safe mode, etc.)

    Attached is my xbench score with only cpu and memory tests.

    My question is - are there some switches or settings that can underclock my cpu?

    Thanks,
     

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  2. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    Very odd, here's mine (2.3 8GB Retina) for comparison.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. richardz88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    update:

    I ran Geekbench this time and still got very low score: 4371, which suppose to be more then 10k I think.

    I also get into Apple Hardware Test (press D while booting), and the test takes forever to run (more than 10min, and I cannot wait till finish).

    any ideas?
     

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  4. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    You definitely have a problem. Either you have a program or task that is hogging your resources, or you need a new machine.
     
  5. Ole'schooliBook macrumors member

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    Yeah that's crazy low for such a wicked machine. My early 2011 15" 2.2 GHz, 8Gb gets just over 10k on GeekBench. Definitely something that needs to be investigated. I wish I could offer some specific advice, rather than just corroborating that your machine is having an issue, but alas, that's left for Mac geniuses smarter than I.

    Good luck.
     
  6. richardz88, Sep 5, 2012
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    richardz88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the feed back. I checked the activity window and console, nothing interesting.

    Guess my macbook will go to apple store tomorrow.
     
  7. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Are you running any heavy background apps?

    If not your MBP got problems...

    My 2011 17in gets geekbench score of over 13000.
     
  8. richardz88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I closed all other programs, and the cpu was idle mostly.
     
  9. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Im guessing you already tried restarting?
     
  10. richardz88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I even created a special user for running the benchmark program.
     
  11. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Yeah go to Apple and get it checked out.
     

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