Seems slower that 10.6.8

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by elgrecomac, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. elgrecomac macrumors 65816

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    I am running a 17" 2008 MBP with 6 Gb of RAM. MY initial feeling is the the OS is slower (as in beach balls spinning) and definitely boot up is slower, Firefox is slower. I have turned off natural scrolling but the system seem 'sluggish'.

    May have to rewind /reload by backup of 10.6.8

    Suggestions are appreciated.
    :eek:
     
  2. davedude macrumors member

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    Works faster than Snow Leopard did for me on my MBP 13" w/4GB+64GB SSD. Mind you, I did a clean install.
     
  3. d3ath macrumors newbie

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    I agree with elgrecomac. It does seem more sluggish than 10.6.8. Mind the fact that I didn't do a clean install and I upgraded it on my mid-2009 MBP 15''.
    Anyone else has this problem who didn't do a clean install?
     
  4. Photo Monkey macrumors member

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    On my MacBook Pro 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo with 4GB: iTunes feels faster, due to the 64-bitness probably, and Safari is way quicker too – but my machine generally feels slower. I’m just about to do a clean install now, always do when there’s a new OS, I appreciate that you can easily upgrade, but 18 months with an install is always going to clutter up with rubbish.
     
  5. CptAwesome macrumors member

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    Well, i can't say that i agree it seems slower as it feels just as fast if not faster than SL. I'm rather impressed how quick and buggy it is for a dot zero release. Could be due to the fact that i did clean installs on both of my machines?

    Thanks
     
  6. Drunken Master macrumors 65816

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    So far it's felt about the same for me, though in the Dashboard it takes much longer to load up the widgets that update (weather, news feeds, etc.).

    Shutting down takes a few more seconds now too.
     
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  8. clarencek macrumors member

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    Much slower for me as well, but I think I'm going to buy a new i5 machine. It's about time.
     
  9. Izis macrumors newbie

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    Same here... And the "bigger effect" on dock's icons seems more laggy than before. Also the scroll in the Finder is so painfull. I upgraded, this is because of this you think ? Do you have the same problems guys ?

    If you do that could you tell us if it has improved your performance ?

    Clean install ?
     
  10. BulkHedd macrumors 6502

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    I did an upgrade install and it does seem a bit slower to me. Especially in Safari when swiping back a page there seems to be a bit of a lag after the swipe animation completes.
    Anyway, if I wanted to do a clean install could I just boot to the DVD I created before the Lion install then restore from Time Machine? Or would I need to reinstall all my apps one at a time and move all my data back to get the full "clean install goodness"? :)
     
  11. Jyby macrumors 6502

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    I definitely noticed slow downs in graphics performance and general booting/loading lag. I believe this is relative to the amount of RAM my system has. 4GBs is definetly a minimal requirement.

    I do hope they improve performance!
     
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  13. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    I agree except I find it interesting that both the new MBA and mini's only have 2GB and come pre-loaded with Lion.
     
  14. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    My mac pro seems much faster...I haven't played with the mini yet....screen share is basically real time now...which is really awesome!
     
  15. Tonewheel, Jul 21, 2011
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    Tonewheel macrumors 6502a

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    2008 Mac Pro, maxed out on RAM, is definitely much faster and smoother. Here's the caveat....

    After I upgraded the OS (no clean install...waste of time, frankly), it seemed as though the machine had to "learn" new things and get things sorted out. Spotlight indexed incorrectly and I had to force a reindexing. Safari Top Sites were blank for hours before preview pages showed up. And many things like this. It took a couple of restarts for things to correct themselves, but now it's pretty much running like a top-tuned system and I couldn't be happier. Very stable, smooth and no major beefs.

    Also ran Diskwarrior from a laptop with the Mac Pro in target disk mode, and rebuilt the Directory which had many errors.
     
  16. djshack macrumors regular

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    Upgraded my mid-2010 MacBook Pro from Snow Leopard. Definitely seems slower, laggier, and less smooth. I don't like it.
     
  17. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Always do a clean install when migrating to a new OS. Upgrading means you're bringing old cruft which more often than not will impact performance.
     
  18. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    old mini and clean install. actually seems faster in use than 10.6.x, but boot times seem to be slower. not by much, but just noticeable.

    since i only reboot about every other year, that will work just fine.
     

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