Your Late 2013 13" rMBP Lag? Yosemite Will help?

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  1. stark4 macrumors 6502

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    I have Late 2013 rMBP 2.4 GHz i5 with 4GB RAM. It lags a lot and very noticeable when i switched to Mission Control or Expose. Are you having the same problem?

    If i switched to Yosemite. Do you think the lag will go away?

    Thanks
     
  2. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    It shouldnt lag at all
     
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Have you updated to 10.10.2? It solved quite a few of the lag issues.
     
  4. stark4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just double checked the software update. Im up to date OSX Version 10.9.5

    The Yosemite upgrade is the only thing that's left. If my lag issue will go away then i'll update to Yosemite. Please help

    Thanks
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    You are not up to date as long as you are not running the latest OS. You should always remain updated on the latest OS for security reasons, even if it's at the expense of performance. Security is paramount.

    Mavericks has no fixes regarding UI lags, but Yosemite does.
     
  6. stark4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So if i upgraded to Yosemite my lag issue(mission control/expose) will go away?
     
  7. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    In most cases, yes.

    Besides, it's not like you're going to lose anything if you upgrade.
     
  8. BluAffiliate macrumors regular

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    I am seeing the same issue, check out my thread I just posted.
     
  9. gbrug1995 macrumors newbie

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    Option #1
    Just make sure your have a Mavericks backup. So if it gets worse or still lags. You can revert back to Mavericks using the Internet Recovery.

    Option #2
    Make a separate partition on your Harddisk and install Yosemite on there using the normal recovery mode. This way you won't hurt your Mavericks install. If the lag is fixed, you can safely remove the test-partition and upgrade your current Mavericks install.
     
  10. blooperz macrumors 6502

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    If you do decide to upgrade to Yosemite I would suggest doing a clean install rather than upgrading via the mac store. Some people reported issues when a clean install was not performed.
     
  11. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    I have Yosemite and for me it lags in Mission Control and Expose unless I force it to use discrete graphics. So Yosemite will not help much.
     
  12. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Given that pretty much everyone recognises that all versions of Yosemite are significantly slower than Mavericks, i'm not sure how this will help.

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    This is not always the case. As long as the older OS (Mavericks) is still getting bug fixes, it will frequently be faster and almost always be more stable and have fewer bugs than a product early in its release cycle (Yosemite).
     
  13. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Only slower without an SSD, as far as I know.

    It didn't get the Thunderstrike patch, and as far as I know, not all CVEs were patched in the security update released a while back.
     
  14. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    On my mid 2014 rMBP I see a lot of lag animations and dropped frames compared to Mavericks.. so on the same hardware.

    I'm really not fussed about thunder strike - i'm more likely to be hit by actual lightening. :cool:
     
  15. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Strange, I don't see much frame drops.

    Late-2013 13" rMBP (2.8 i7/16/512)
     
  16. redheeler macrumors 603

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    10.10.2 is pretty smooth on my 13" late 2013 rMBP as well, certainly smoother than 10.10.1 was.
     
  17. yep-sure macrumors 6502

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    Yosemite really negatively impacted performance on my Late 2013 MBP.

    I recommend staying with Mavericks.
     

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