Yosemite sucks! (2010 MBP)

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Zwhaler, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    Pretty disappointed with Yosemite on my 2.66GHz dual core i7 with hyper threading, 8GB 1066MHz RAM, 7,200RPM hard drive and 512MB dGPU set to always on. UI stutter where there wasn't before, even dashboard... which should be the same since functionally it isn't any different, but it lags now. Mail keeps asking for my Yahoo mail password and I keep inputting it in correctly over and over and it refuses to accept it and isn't working after re-adding it either. iTunes songs and music files skip probably 20+ times per song when I play them like an old CD player. It didn't used to be an issue with Mavericks. Also when I type in search bars on the Finder it can lag really really bad, like a several second delay before the characters show up. Also RAM usage is way up around 4GB on idle. Not an issue since I have 8. Opening apps like System Preferences is wayyy slower than before. The same goes for iTunes. Google Earth runs okay, surprisingly.

    Before anybody says "it is so old it isn't designed to run well." My machine gets about the same Geek Bench single core as a 2.66GHz Mac Pro. It ought to run okay... my theory is that Yosemite is to blame.

    This post isn't about the UI... I'm pretty impartial to it though leaning towards dislike. The "World's Best Operating System" ought to have optimizations up the wazoo like we've seen in past versions... but the results in, and this OS makes your Mac slower, period.
  2. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    Yosemite has much improved my speed and usability :)
  3. OnnoH macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2014
    I've heard of two MBP users that they have Yosemite issues with WiFi and Bluetooth. On my Air and Mini it's performing very nicely, not running Bluetooth on either I must admit.
  4. Zwhaler thread starter macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    And what Mac do you use? I haven't had issues with WiFi, and haven't tested Bluetooth on it since 'upgrading'. I can tolerate this but it is a little annoying. I could have guessed I would experience issues but did it anyway since it is not my main computer.
  5. w0lf macrumors 65816


    Feb 16, 2013
    Sounds like a bad install to me.

    • UI stutter seems pretty understandable for a machine that old. Turning on 'reduce transparency' in accessibility preferences will most likely help.
    • The Mail issue is clearly a plist issue. Would probably be fixed by just deleting all mail preference files and re-opening the app and setting it up again.
    • The iTunes issue should not be happening and is also probably a specific error.
    • Not sure what 'idle' implies in terms of ram useage but 4GB after boot isn't really odd for 8GB total assuming you have a few startup/background apps. If you're not hitting swap and you don't have some app taking massive amounts of ram due to a memory leak you shouldn't even really be concerned about ram usage.

    I'd venture to guess a fresh install would fix or lessen most if not all of the issues you listed.

    I have a crappier 2010 MBP (2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, GeForce 320M 256MB, 8GB 1067MHz ram, 128 GB SSD) than you and I experience none of these issues on Yosemite except for UI lag when going in/out of mission control which is understandable considering I have a 24" external display and usually have a crap ton of windows open at the same time.

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