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Old Jun 16, 2005, 02:57 AM   #1
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iBook G4 problems

Hey all,
Starting a couple days ago, I have been having problems with my 800mhz iBook G4. I would start up and be surfing the web or doing some emailing and all of a sudden I would get the dreaded pinwheel and everything would go really really slow. A buzzing would be coming from the left palmrest. I dont know what is located in that area, maybe the hard drive or the cpu? Well, in short, it makes using the iBook super slow and I have to do a hard shutdown and not use it for a couple of hours. The bottom would get really hot, and I am worried the problem could be worse than I originally thought. Anyone experience this before, or can anyone suggest some remedies for this? Thanks all!

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Old Jun 16, 2005, 03:50 AM   #2
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That would be the fan activating to cool down your computer. You must be doing something that requires a high amount of processor power. What application do you use? If it is a high demand application, invest in some new ram it says you have 256mb of ram in your signature. Laptops generally get pretty hot. If this a concern go into system prefs and go into energy saver, option pane and there is a button to set the processor speed. If it is not on automatic set it to it.

Really need to know the apps your using to determine problem better.
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Hey thanks for the reply. As of my testing, it only happenes after a while of surfing the web. Nothing too harsh for the system. Safari would be the only app. open and it would just start making a grinding sound about 10 mins after I open the application. Anyone else experience this, or know why this could be happening. Also, is there a way to check what processes/ applicaitons are running similar to windows?
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Hey thanks for the reply. As of my testing, it only happenes after a while of surfing the web. Nothing too harsh for the system. Safari would be the only app. open and it would just start making a grinding sound about 10 mins after I open the application. Anyone else experience this, or know why this could be happening. Also, is there a way to check what processes/ applicaitons are running similar to windows?
You might want to reset Safari. At least clear out the cache and get rid of any extraneous cookies. I notice occasionally that if the cache is full Safari slows down a wee bit on my 1.5 PB, clearing the cache ususally helps.

It could also be that your fan is clogged with dirt or something.
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