View Full Version : ibook cpu use

Jun 21, 2011, 09:04 PM
Im working on a ibook with a 600mhz processor and 340mb of ram, which I'm about to upgrade a 700mb. I have a osx 10.4 running on it and its extremely laggy. I can't watch videos on youtube with out getting 5fps. I checked and i have 50mb of ram free and using 100%. Any ideas?

Jun 21, 2011, 10:08 PM
Your G3 is too old, to be used for todays internet. Even the G4s have problems with online video. Don't waist money on ram, it will not help enough, with your outdated processor.

Jun 21, 2011, 11:21 PM
Give MacTubes a try - it works wonders on my G4s and G5s. I'm not sure about a G3, however, but removing Flash can't hurt. Don't expect any Flash content to be a hot performer, though - unless, maybe, it's rather old.

Also, if you want to play offline video, try to find the last G3-compatible version of VLC.

I'd suggest you look into a new machine - unfortunately, G3s just don't have the muscle to do everything well nowadays. Getting a bit of RAM might help, but I believe those machines max out at 640MB.

Don't pour too much money into it on anything that can't be transferred to a new machine. Maybe $20-30 for a bit of a boost would be good, but much more than that and you're getting a bit iffy. (Knowing the prices of older RAM, I dunno if you're going to get a really good deal. $35 for my 1GB module in my iBook was a lucky find - it's usually far more!)

tom vilsack
Jun 21, 2011, 11:25 PM
even my ibook G4 1.33 with 1.5 max gigs of ram...tiger or leopard... struggles with utubes over 240p

don't waste your money on the ram...if you want to watch utubes try downloading mactubes and watching them in that program or download them for latter use and watch them in vlc



edit: was typing before above guy also posted (basically same idea)