Lightroom Desktop: 3.2 update ruins performance

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The new Lightroom update (3.2) kills performance, I think because it doesn't seem to be using the dedicated GPU in my MacBook Pro anymore (gfxCardStatus doesn't indicate it's using the GPU at least). While exporting photos, my computer is practically unusable too, and it takes a lot longer than before.
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Nils Westhoff

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Rikk Flohr, Official Rep

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It would be good to understand exactly what you mean by "Kills Performance" Are there specific operations that take longer?  If so, how long did they take before? How long do they take now? The more information you can provide the better.
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Hi Rikk, not any specific actions, practically everything is slower. Scrolling is choppy, applying edits takes longer (as in noticeable instead of near-instant),  exporting takes so long I quit it before it could finish. My whole computer stops responding normally. I reverted back to 3.1 for now, because this was unusable.

Sorry if this comes across as an easy response, but everything is impacted by this update for me, so I can't really tell you anything else.
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That kind of sounds like you had a bad install. Uninstalling 3.2 and reinstalling 3.1 might have set things right. We don't have a lot of traffic on 3.2 being slow so I wouild recommend a clean install of 3.2. 

Close Lightroom
Restart the computer
Use the Adobe Creative Cloud App to uninstall Lightroom 3.1
Restart the computer
Install Lightroom 3.2 via the Creative Cloud App without launching any other programs.
Restart the computer
Launch Lightroom
Wait 5 minutes

Any change?