Slow response after max startup

Feb 28, 2009 at 1:55pm

Slow response after max startup

Lately when I have been opening max, for about 2 minutes or so after starting up the program it runs incredibly sluggish, everything takes anywhere between 3 and 15 seconds to happen, like if I click on the menu at the top it will take 3 seconds to appear, and then I click DAC settings and it will take 10 seconds to appear… its really strange.. and then after a few minutes it starts working normaly.

I dont remember this happening before.. and I haven’t changed anything that I can think of. Has anyone else had this problem and is there something I can do to fix this?

macbookpro 2.16ghz 2g ram os10.4.11 max 5.05

#42580
Feb 28, 2009 at 7:49pm

Perhaps a not very useful response, but I’ve had the same problems since at least 5.0.5.

I’m wondering if it might be looking for something, perhaps it’s the number of sound files I have in the search path?

Anyone?

#152453
Feb 28, 2009 at 9:54pm

Most likely, the launch time is indeed caused by the number of files in the search path. Try removing all user added preferences paths and see if it helps. If it does, I’m afraid all you’ll have to do is removing your preferences paths or be patient while Max load and when it’s ready. In either case, no fun…

Bets,
Julien.

#152454
Mar 2, 2009 at 1:14am

yeah that was what I thought initially, but then explain why this didn’t happen until recently (max 5.05) even though I haven’t gotten that many new externals??

#152455
Mar 2, 2009 at 3:49am

I just noticed if I turn on and off the audio and overdrive it seems to make the speed go back to normal, can you confirm if this works?

#152456
Mar 2, 2009 at 5:40pm

in my case:

5.0.5. veeeery sloooow sometimes.

5.0.6. smooth!

macosx 10.5.6

bd

#152457

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