How come my MacBook Pro with an i7 is running much slower than other MacBook Pros with i7’s?

by on February 20, 2013

Q: My Macbook Pro 13″ i7 is running poorly.
So I have a Macbook Pro 13 in with i7 processor and junk yet it seems to run like it doesn’t have these features. My friend has the model lower i5 processor one and it runs better than mine. Her computer’s fan only runs when a disk is in the drive. Mine runs almost every time its on the internet as well as just sometimes when I am using it. I also noticed that we both have the Dolphin Emulator and when playing games hers runs completely fine at 100% speed with no fan the entire time while mine runs at 67% or lower and yet again the fan powers right on. It’s starting to bother me because I figured that a larger processor and junk would allow for a faster computer and it seems to be the opposite.


One Response to “How come my MacBook Pro with an i7 is running much slower than other MacBook Pros with i7’s?”
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    Try running some CPU benchmarks on both systems, you also might want to take the laptop to a local Apple store if you aren’t happy with it.

    For a benchmarking tool, try http://www.primatelabs.com/geekbench/