Snow Leopard - still slow?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JasonBourne1, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. JasonBourne1 macrumors regular

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    I've just installed SL, but my MBP is still not fast as it once was. The whole reason of buying SL was to make my MBP work faster but i havent seen any change.
    Is there anything i can do to speed it up?
     
  2. Jurwin macrumors regular

    Jurwin

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    Was this a clean install or upgrade? And what mac do you have?
     
  3. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    How long ago? Is spotlight just reindexing?
     
  4. Keniff macrumors 6502a

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    I've not noticed any new/more speed on my MacPro, or on my girlfriends macbook I noticed it connects to Airport Express faster, but that's it.

    Quicktime X is just had a makeover, but it's no good to me as I have Quicktime Pro 7, and there isn't any A/V controls in Quicktime X, but I was pleased to see it was still there (hidden in Utilities for some weird reason).

    Safari 4.0.3 is playing up, I keep getting the tiny spinning beach ball of doom! - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinning_wait_cursor
    It lasts so long, that I have to force Quit!
    And I've Reset Safari, but the problem still continues :mad:
    Oh, and Time Machine is slower, as well!

    Both machines are new, so I just did an upgrade.

    I was under the impression things were going to start really flying, but to be honest, I've not really seen a difference between SL and Leopard.

    I guess it's all under the hood with the "Nehalem" processors (so to speak)?
     
  5. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I upgraded to SL on my Mac Pro, I'd say some graphics look a little smoother,
    but I've not overly noticed anything, cover flow / icons do load a bit faster,
    I thought starting up and shutting down might be a little faster too.

    I've had no problems with any apps though.

    Kind Regards
     
  6. JasonBourne1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It was just an upgrade. Its the old MBP but i got it a week before the MBP Unibody came out so it had leopard pre-installed. Its over a year old.

    2.4 GHz - Core 2 Duo
    2 GB

    Firefox is painfully slow
     
  7. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    Something is odd as I have the same MBP, although it's a 17" model with a 7200 RPM 160 GB internal drive and 4 GB RAM. On this setup now running 10.6.1, it's been a problem-free experience (including the latest Firefox) and not seeing anything out of the ordinary. So I'm not sure what to suggest in your case.

    When it's slow, take a look at Activity Monitor -- is anything pegging the RAM use or swap use? Lots of disk I/O going on?
     

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