Snow Leopard make anyone elses Mac run SLOWER? help?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by emericana, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. emericana macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2009
    Put snow leopard on my 15" MacBook Pro 2.2ghz core 2 duo, 2ghz ram, 128mb video ram computer (purchased in late 2007 right after Leopard came out). The computer was running great on Leopard, no hitches whatsoever. Put snow leopard on it, expecting to experience performance boosts, cool new features (LOL), and just all in all a more stable computer. Got none of these.

    Everything on the computer runs slower than before. Noticeably. Battery life is significantly less than before as well. Wtf? Any help? Please.

    Anyone else experience these same issues on their Macbook?
  2. caruso81 macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2009
    Absolutely. Random and frequent pauses as the rainbow wheel of death spins. I'm actually guessing that it is Rosetta trying to run apps that are just not very compatible.
  3. Mugwumper macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    Temecula, CA
    Not funny . . . :^(

    Yes - it's only been a few hours since I updated, but overall, apps seem to
    be slower to start. I had a number of Mail issues initially, but those have
    been resolved.

    On the plus side, Time Machine does seem to be faster, and I like the
    progress bar as it "calculates" how much needs to backed up.

    And a really big "thank you" for MS and Apple to have finally figured
    out how to get Office 2008 and Spaces to coexist peacefully.

    If "caruso81" is correct about Rosetta being the culprit, how do we turn it
    off or uninstall it? I know of 2 apps (Quicken 2007 !!!) that need it, but
    maybe I can live without them to get the speed boost we've hoped for.

    Or, do we need to reboot a few times?

    Not what I expected . . . :^(
  4. snickers15 macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2009
    Yeah my new macmini used to be fast and evrything worked great untill snow panter came out! I guess i wanted more and faster things running, which was not nessesarily needed! big mistake cause some of the applications are not working anymore like my TRAKTOR 3 and games are really slower to! i had to buy an extra RAM memory for 100 euros dammit!!! well thats a TIP for the next buyer: THINK FIRST before buying Sleopard!!! :mad:
    even to search things at finder is slow!!!
    Any improvement was an extra 7G! :(
    I hope they reading this, so they can start work on better updates! if they not... where can i tell them that snow leopard sucks?
  5. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    This discussion comes up in other threads.

    Some have reported great success using a program to clean Snow Leopard caches, repair permissions, optimize files, optimize ram.

    I don't recall the exact location of the download of this program ... but it is on Apple somewhere.
    I think you can get it here as well ....

    Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner

    I used it and it improved things immensely for me ....

    Under the following tabs I selected the items shown below ...

    <> Repair Permissions
    <> Run Maintenance Scripts
    <> Clean System Log Archive

    <> Tune For Broadband

    <> Optimize Files
    <> Optimize RAM

    ( ) Light Cleaning
    ( ) Clean Local Cache

    I hope this helps you.

    FWIW - I have not seen a beach ball since doing this !!!
  6. RiverFox macrumors member


    Sep 25, 2007
    Ione, CA
    I'm not paying $15 for an app I can get for free that does the same thing and more.

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