Slow 2011 17" MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jeff5886, May 4, 2011.

  1. Jeff5886 macrumors regular

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    So I just bought a 17" MBP brand new. I love mac and own everything mac, but this is my first 17" MBP. Anyway, it is very slow at times for simple things like loading a webpage or closing open office. It might just be my imagination but I would like to see xbench results for other 2011 17" MBP. I am running an average of about 230. Are there any tests I can run to find out if my comp is a lemon?

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  2. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    Repair permissions and check your hard drive for errors via disk utility. Then reset your PRAM and SMC.

    PRAM reset = power on while holding command + option + p + r let go after second chime.

    SMC reset = power off computer. Disconnect charger. Hold down power button for 5 seconds.
     
  3. waynep macrumors 6502

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    I just did a SMC reset and followed these instructions with good results: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3964

    I don't see the procedure you have shown . . . .
     
  4. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    My xbench is 411, but I do have a Vertex 3 SSD.
    That does seem pretty low though.
     
  5. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    Your right. I must has been remembering directions from
    Something else.


     
  6. SideStepSociety macrumors 6502

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    Did you restore from a Time Machine backup or anything of that sort?

    My experience with Office for Mac has been sketchy at best, granted, this was with the older versions of Office, but it seemed to be pretty buggy. What other third party applications have you installed?
     
  7. Jeff5886 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am using the latest open office and I have downloaded that and installed starcraft II. Thats all.
     
  8. SideStepSociety macrumors 6502

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    Gah, curse my misreading, I had thought you meant MS Office, apologies.

    Is Spotlight currently indexing your computer by any chance?
     
  9. Jeff5886 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think so. This is driving me crazy. Web pages take 4-7 seconds to load which is ridiculous. There is so much lag.
     
  10. SideStepSociety macrumors 6502

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    Well, if you've got time, you could try doing a clean install of Snow Leopard. And if that doesn't work, I'd suggest returning it.

    Have you tried a SMC & PRAM reset already?

    EDIT: Is it all webpages that take a long time to load? Or just flash-heavy websites?
     
  11. Jeff5886 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Both really. Its not just websites though. Like closing out of a program like xbench can take 5-10 seconds on a brand new computer. What is the correct procedure for SMC & PRAM resets?
     
  12. SideStepSociety macrumors 6502

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    As posted above:

     

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