MacBook Pro :: Laggy When Switching Desktops (workspaces) Running OS X Mavericks 10.9.4

Sep 10, 2014

Just recently my macbook has began to lag when I swipe three fingers left or right to get to another desktop. I believe it happened after I used VMWare Fusion 5 but I do not believe that is the problem because I have used it before without any issues. I also tried reinstalling Mavericks OS X but that did nothing. The transition is just not a clean and pleasant transition from one desktop to the other.

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im running my macbook through a server running osx 10.5.7. The server has dual ethernet cards, one to connect into the external network and one for my own little network, which just has my macbook on it.ive noticed a very long delay in loading pages on the macbook, it takes about 6 seconds before anything happens and then its good and fast. Happens on every page which isnt cached.

the internet connection is capable of 60Mbps each way so its not the cause of the delay.On the server the internet is 'snappy' and everything is near instant so i belive that the delay occurs in the networkThe transfer speeds between computers are fine and pinging the server from the macbook gets speeds of around 0.2 ms. so i guess the problem lies in how the server handles the internet passthrough

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I have been googeling this issue but couldn't find anything.

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Radeon HD3870 Card in Bottom slot
E-Sata card in top slot.
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CPU A: 95
CPU B: 92
Expansion Slots: 95
Ambient: 76

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CPU Fan: 499
Power Supply: 599
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The mac was working fine though we heard the fan was broken. It was making a loud noise but worked fine. It use to over-heat very bad. So we decided to get the fan replaced. After 2 days we got it back. Then we tryed playing on it a games. It was laggy. Even after a certain amount of windows it would lag. Then we erased all the junk, and games and tryed to have multiple windows opened. It was bad. The fan didn't make noise but over heated very hot I installed an app and found out it would get so warm to about 219 degrees. We tryed backing it up and then reinstall another mac backup. The same result happened. We tryed again and still no change happend. We tryed all those cleaning programs clean my mac,mackeeper,antivirus,and some others. We erased them off to in the end.

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Jun 20, 2014

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Sometimes my iMac boot until the login windows in 45 seconds which is very good, but most of times I have to wait 30-40 minutes for the login windows to appears

and everything is running so slowly then.  

Using the following command in Terminal:

syslog -k Sender kernel -k Message CReq 'GPU |I/O e|find tok|n Cause: -|NVDA(|timed? ?o' | tail | open -efsyslog -k Sender kernel -k Message CReq 'GPU |I/O e|find tok|n Cause: -|NVDA(|timed? ?o' | tail | open -ef 

This is the result: 

Jun 15 20:39:51 localhost kernel[0] <Debug>: [IOBluetoothHCIController][handleACLPacketTimeout] -- Disconnecting due to device not responding (ACL Packet timed out) for connection handle 0xc

Jun 15 20:40:00 localhost kernel[0] <Debug>: [AppleBluetoothHIDKeyboard][waitForHandshake][35-20-ab-11-07-cd] Timeout waiting for handshake

--- last message repeated 8 times ---


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Finder freezes every time when switching to another tab or folder, or renaming a folder. I really don't know why Here two logs from the console. 

1. Log 

Jun  1 16:26:21 B***s-MacBook-Pro[1] ([1607]): Exited with code: 1
Jun  1 16:26:21 B***s-MacBook-Pro[1] ( Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Jun  1 16:26:26 B***s-MacBook-Pro kernel[0]: revoking trust for process 1594


2. Log 

Jun  1 16:30:45 B***s-MacBook-Pro.local WindowServer[105]: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Finder" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them.
Jun  1 16:30:51 B***s-MacBook-Pro[1] ([1660]): Exited with code: 1
Jun  1 16:30:51 B***s-MacBook-Pro[1] ( Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds


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