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Speed of the Mac - How fast?


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how fast does your mac turn on this is to the screeen with background.. etc?
just say which mac and how long it takes because the computer i use takes several minutes!!!!!

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i would say 10-20 sec for my 2.0 coreduo macbook with 1Gb of ram running tiger.

you may want to try maintenance programs like mainmenu or onyx to clean your logfiles and caches.

also, how full is your hard drive. an extremely full hard drive, with well less than 10% free may cause some slow downs.

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well you can see what mac im using under my name...& im running OS 10.5.2 with all updates...& have around 5 items set to load on startup...takes 45 - 55 secs to start

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Why don't you just tell us your machine and give us some info so we can help you? A straw poll isn't going to be much use to you.
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10-20 sec? that sounds insane...is there anything you tweaked to achieve that?

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im running OS 10.5.2 with all updates...& have around 5 items set to load on startup..
How do u set or change what programs you want launch when the computer starts up?

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right click on the dock item you want to/ or dont want to load during startup and say open at login if it has a tick it opens at login if it doesnt then it wont.

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ahh yer i think its faster now thanks.. thanks

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10-20 sec? that sounds insane...is there anything you tweaked to achieve that?
nope - just keep it clean
keep in mind, that is 10-20 sec to login screen. then maybe 10 sec to bring up the desktop and i can start using apps after i sign in.

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On 10.5 Leper, External drives will increase shut-down and boot-up time. If they are USB1... drastically.

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My MBP, 2.2 GHz C2D, 2 GB RAM, 5200 RPM hard drive, running 10.5.2, takes about 35 seconds from me pressing the power button to fully loaded desktop with all startup items (and I have a few!) also fully loaded.

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Just timed it. took me 25-26 seconds from "on" button push to loaded background and dock. Biggest hint is keeping it clean. I love Onyx
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ahh k...i forgot to mention that...when i say 45 secs that includes my drive slowdown & is form hitting start to deasktop load completion.

origami...what did you do that made it faster? (or do you only think its faster :p)

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lol i dunno it was loading loads of random things its better now not completly sure what i did....

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iMac 2.4 Duo w/2 Gig memory and Mac OS X 10.5.2, about 20 seconds fairly consistently. I have noticed slowdowns in two particular instances. When the OS does an extended scan of the external hard drive for any reason, and when a new update to the OS is installed. Other than that, pretty consistent. I try to keep my desktop clean of any extraneous stuff.


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