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OX 10.8 slow why?

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Zungunde Calculating status...
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Aug 22, 2012 7:04 PM

OX 10.8 is slowing my computer, any suggestions?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, none
  • MikeyMacHead Calculating status...
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    Aug 22, 2012 7:15 PM (in response to Zungunde)

    How much RAM do you have in your machine?

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Aug 22, 2012 7:19 PM (in response to Zungunde)

    Zungunde wrote:

     

    OX 10.8 is slowing my computer, any suggestions?

    Please give your Computer specs, including how much free space you have left on your HDD.

     

    Thanks

     

    Pete

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    Dec 4, 2012 8:21 PM (in response to Zungunde)

    I have just installed osx 10.8.2 about three weeks ago and nothing has now gone to the iron age. 2.66Imac with 2gb mem. 6mb cache, Everything is really slow. Saari keeps jambing, when ms word opens, the hole lot falls on its knees and crashes. I have had mac try and reset everything online but it still is as slow, fans are constantly running like mad -never happened before. I cannot use itunes as it just won't cope. Can some suggest a real remedy for this, Thanks.

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,900 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 8:37 PM (in response to eamon12)

    Add more RAM.

  • KianaDarkrose Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 8:38 PM (in response to eamon12)

    @eamon12 - Do NVRAM reset, boot into safe mode, empty out caches to start with and see if that helps. Also, 2GB RAM is minimum requirements, but adding more memory will definitely help with slowness as well.

  • eamon12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 8:56 PM (in response to KianaDarkrose)

    Thanks, this has been done. Still slow, not sure but I know there certainely is Microft conficts as thats when it goes from slow to jambing. I am looking at extra ram, but as you say its minimum and should still work as it was before upgade.

  • KianaDarkrose Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 7:14 PM (in response to eamon12)

    Well if you upgraded to 10.8.2 from something like 10.6.8, things may not have installed correctly, or if you migrated data after install some files could have come over corrupted. Try going into recovery and into disk utility. Verify HD (the whole disk, not just the Mac HD volume). If repairs are needed then repair. If that doesn't help you can reinstall 10.8.2 for a fresh install.

  • eamon12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 8:50 PM (in response to KianaDarkrose)

    Thanks, will try that and see what speed it goes. E.

  • eamon12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 12:50 AM (in response to KianaDarkrose)

    Thanks KianaDarkrose, I verified & repaired disk permissions only and this certainly made a big difference. The fans still run fast but at least I can enter www race with this speed. I was starting to pull hair out and write notes in between webpage uploads before today.

    Thanks again

  • KianaDarkrose Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 1:19 PM (in response to eamon12)

    You're very welcome Glad it's working a little better

  • bkuhnsap2 Calculating status...
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    Feb 3, 2013 1:40 PM (in response to Zungunde)

    10.8.2 is super slow for me on 2 computers i just upgraded.

     

    To address not "hearing a Chorus of users complaining" simply search "10.8 slow" on the forums and several pages of similar reports come up. I can add mine to that.  We're not alone.

     

    true  I have only 4 gigs on 2 of my macbook pros (new and old one) Running 2 apps on 10.8.2 struggles at times simply typing and scrolling. Pinwheel!!! **** you !!! It would seem to me a background process issue or bloat which causes 4 gigers like me to be in a constant state of swap (virtual memory)

     

    I'm comparing this to the same hardware on 10.7 prior to the upgrade so please don't suggest hardware issue.

     

    10.8.2 I can run 2 apps where "on the same hardware earlier in the morning"  20 or so in 10.7

     

    Hope this adds one more voice to the chorus.

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