Yosemite Unusable

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Rollo87, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Rollo87 macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2014
    I've participated in a few bets releases of OS X and iOS now, but not really come across a problem like this.

    I'm running a early 2013 retina MBP with 8gb ram and i7 processor, with 512gb ssd - and Yosemite is eating it alive.

    I'm regularly peaking at 7.93gb ram usage and having to use memory clean to clear it down. Multitasking is pretty much impossible, as is opening more than 1/2 tabs in Safari.

    Chrome isn't faring much better and generally everything is much much slower - everything from right clicking taking a good 30 seconds to reveal the menu, to closing an app, to loading a page.

    Anyone else having same issues? Any advice?
  2. Andy-V macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    Did you get the message about the post-install re-indexing? Has that finished?
  3. 827538 macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    On Mavericks here and I'm using 7.1GB while browsing on Safari.
  4. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale
    hmm. I wish I could say I'm experiencing the same but I'm not. I'm experiencing the complete opposite. Very snappy and haven't had one freeze up yet.
  5. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    did u run into any unsupported program yet?
  6. Rollo87 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2014
    I did get an 'optimising' message which I assumed was a reindex, dismissed though. The kernel task at 700mb which doesn't strike me as too massive. Is there any way I can view the progress of the indexing?

    Doesn't seem to be enough system resources to run the speakers at the moment either :/
  7. chraos macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Im having the exact same problem as you. Audio not working because 7.3 GB of my 8GB of RAM is currently being used....im chalking it up to the "Re-indexing"/Optimizing but at the moment, my 2010 MBP 15" is basically a shiny paperweight. I am cursing myself for not setting aside a separate partition like I usually do with OS X betas, but I rolled the dice and came up short this time.
  8. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale
    Not yet. Tested about 20 programs (Parallels, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) all work thus far.
  9. theelysium Suspended


    Nov 18, 2008
    Hey man create a new user and test the system in there. Narrow down if the issue is in your user folder or in the system.
  10. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    I always install a new OS almost right away on my main machine, an iMac. And then get around to putting it on my laptop. After running the PB on an external drive for my Air this summer I installed 10.10 on release day on the Air. It has 8GB RAM and I am still running into a fair amount of bugs.

    App Store wouldn't pull anything up. Finder windows get stranded without radio buttons. Force quit won't even always come up. I even tried to restart or shut down and those menu items didn't respond. I had to hard boot it. I've seen enough buggy issues with the final release that I have held off upgrading my iMac and may until 10.10.1 or .2. I'd like to run it here and the iMac has 24GB RAM but I not sure I want to deal with this many bugs.

    It's quite surprising.
  11. LV426 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013
    You're confused. Have a look at this thread. And don't use memory clean.
  12. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    The worst part is that memory clean is number 2 in the Free charts on the App Store. It makes me want to cry.
  13. ddani macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2014
    The issue is not whether the user experience uncomfortable feelings about seeing 40% use of memory just for surfing but its impact on performance .
    The right question is when you clean the memory ,using the app, do you see any improvement in performance? does it solve the performance issue till the memory gets eaten once again?
    I see also the high memory usage which is not a problem if its management is correct. Its really better to use memory instead of hdd/sdd but only if it is not interfering the performance.
    Instead of using memory cleaner its better to use "purge" command ,much faster. (sudo purge).

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