Speed of Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Mad Mac Maniac, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. bbhegedus macrumors regular


    Aug 22, 2010
    On my 2011 MacBook Air, it seems to be a lot faster than Lion. The only thing slower is the bootup and shut down times — which are only a few seconds longer, understandable since it's just a first release.
  2. realitymonkey macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2010
    Feels far snappier but then so did Lion at this point
  3. PBP macrumors 6502


    May 13, 2011
    Noticeably faster on my 2008 iMac. Feels like Snow Leopard to me.
  4. east85 macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010
    I'd wait and see what kind of professional speed tests end up saying with the final version for public consumption.

    I have a feeling at least some of the responses to this thread will be from people that may have clogged their Macs with third party applications while still using Lion, and are possibly just experiencing the smooth nature of a fresh install.

    I really do hope that it is faster though.
  5. steveza macrumors 68000


    Feb 20, 2008
    No it does feel quicker. I did an in-place upgrade on top of a fairly recent clean install of Lion.
  6. Benkovitch macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    real bootup speed of Mountain Lion

    Guys,those of you who have installed Mountain Lion,can you please provide a real bootup time ?
    Not things like:"i think","i feel"..
    I have iMac and MBPRO and both of them bootup very slow with Lion.The question is if it is going to be even worthier with ML ?
  7. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I only have a MacBook air, but I have ml and lion dual booted. I can get a stop watch for you if you want.
  8. baryon macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2009
    I'd love to know that, though it will be very different on each machine. The best would be if people could post comparisons of Lion vs. ML boot times on the same machine.

    My Lion MBP boots in about 7 minutes, so I do hope ML will be faster, and I will be reformatting too.
  9. MadMitch89 macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    7 minutes? Is that a typo? Have you repaired permissions recently?
  10. chevalier433 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2011
    How cares about boot speed?We want see "real life" performance
  11. Arctix macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2011
    Are you guys comparing the speed from Mountain Lion with older versions of Lion (10.1,10.2,10.3)? Or is it actually faster than the latest Lion update (10.4)?. If it's the latter, I'm going to be very happy as 10.4 is actually already quite fast compared with older Lion releases.
  12. limo79 macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2009
    I tested ML DP2 and it was horrible experience (laggy animations) and graphic artifacts. I did notice better memory managment you describe. Some guys wrote about DP3 that performance is almost the same. I did not test DP4, but it is not worth to install it just before final release of ML.

    OS X Lion 10.7.4 is noticeable faster - I tested this with traditional update from 10.7.3 and clean install from the scratch that I recommend - now it is much much better than previous Lion versions on my favourite MBP Early 2008.
  13. baryon macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2009
    Unfortunately I've tried everything except reformatting, and yes it is 7 minutes! That includes like 2-3 minutes of "limbo" after boot, when you can't really do anything, apps will just bounce in the dock.

    I'm waiting for Mountain Lion to reformat the whole computer and I guess that should help…
  14. Benkovitch macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    will be great!
  15. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I just did it. Both took exactly 15.9 seconds to boot up. Lion takes 11 seconds to shut down mountain lion took 32. I made sure that the same programs were open for the boot ups and shut downs to eliminate variables.
  16. Mad Mac Maniac thread starter macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
  17. Jelite macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2008
    How often are people shutting down their computers to care about boot times?
  18. koolmagicguy macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2012
    New York
    I don't know where you're getting 10.4. Lion is 10.7.
  19. Ddyracer macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2009
    How fitting :D
  20. Riemann Zeta macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    7 minutes!? Something is clearly wrong with that--there has to be a kernel driver that is hanging (perhaps a hardware failure of a certain device, like bluetooth or wifi) or filesystem corruption. My MBP boots 10.7.4 in under 30 seconds, and that is with a physical HDD, not an SSD.
  21. Arctix macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2011
    Sorry my bad, I meant 10.7.4 (and add the 7 to the other numbers I said as well).
  22. doobybiggs macrumors 6502


    Mar 5, 2012
    This ^^ I have had my MBP for about 2 months and have shut it down once lol.

    I want a snappy desktop while using it. Boot times really do nothing for me. If I need to boot up I can go grab a drink or something and come back and good to go.

    Plus I am really pumped for the Imessages feature
  23. Geo411m, Jun 15, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2012

    Geo411m macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2010
    I did a clean install of Mountain Lion when I got my SSD and it boots in about 7 seconds. It feels faster than lion too.
  24. kooskoos1814 macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2012

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