converting from system 9 question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by a17inchFuture, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. a17inchFuture macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2004
    just got a new pb, and i was wondering, in system X, does one have the ability to increase memory allocation to apps the way you could in system 9 and lower?

    Also, card you update the graphics cards on 17 inch powerbooks? and what other performance enhancing abilities are available beyond memory?

    Thanks guys, I appreciate it.
  2. Krizoitz macrumors 6502a


    Apr 26, 2003
    Wakayama, Japan
    Welcome to the wonderful world of OS X. To answer your first question, no you can't. Why? Because you don't have to. You will never run into that problem on OS X because the OS knows how to handle memory well.

    Also you can't upgrade the graphics card on a PowerBook, its an integrated component. In terms of upping performance, other than adding RAM it is possible to put in a bigger HD but considering how big the one that comes stock is you should be fine. Laptops just aren't designed for modifiability.
  3. Darwin macrumors 65816


    Jun 2, 2003
    round the corner
    If you keep Mac OS X up to date you will certainly see a performance boast

    For example the newer system 10.3 (Panther) i find is alot more responsive and quicker than the previous system, Jaguar. This is because Apple optimize the code with every new release so you can be sure that everything will go faster with the newest system :)

    Apple also updates the Graphics drivers from time to time, these updates tend to add a few more frames per second onto your card

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