Snow Leopard...worst than Vista in load times

Discussion in 'macOS' started by snowmaan, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. snowmaan macrumors regular

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    Huge Mac fan here
    24" Imac
    4GB ram
    Fresh install of the upgrade for snow leopard

    Very disappointed, constant hourglass waiting times, on all sorts of actions. Loading a video, opening a finder window, basically any action I used to do, now often takes much longer.

    I can't even see any improvement over the old OS, now what am I missing

    And no I am not a paid Windows poster, check my history, a huge mac fan over the last few years but this is ridiculous, and any suggestions appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Snowmaan
     
  2. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a

    01jamcon

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    Clearly there's something broken about your computer, especially if you've just freshly upgraded. My 4 and half year old Macbook doesn't have spinning hourglasses when opening finder windows or watching even 720p video.

    You could try another fully fresh clean install of snow leopard, if its still slow, take it to the Apple store.
     
  3. mabaker macrumors 65816

    mabaker

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    Do listen to your HDD if it is making any unusual noises. It sounds to me like an HDD failure.
     
  4. snowmaan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes it sounds strange alright.
    It worked fine though before the upgrade.
    I have also got plenty of HDD free, so it's not that
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    What do this mean?
     
  6. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

    flyfish29

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    Yeah, something is just not right- Snow Leopard has sped up my MacBook at school and my MBP at home SO MUCH!!! I think a reinstall might be in order. (do you backup your data? I hope so just in case this is some other sort of failure.)

    Do you store lots of files and folders on your desktop?

    Did you do an easy install or custom when upgrading to Snow Leopard?

    Did you get the upgrade to Snow Leopard disc from Apple directly or other authorized source?
     

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