fixing up a .867Ghz tibook DVI

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by thumb, May 27, 2006.

  1. thumb macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2005
    Hi all,

    I recently posted here about supping up my office G5 tower when i bring it home soon, and that has gotten me thinking about what i might be able to do with my tibook before i get a merom MBP.

    i am seeing way too much of the beachball these days. i have already "maxed" the RAM to 1GB, and am wondering what other upgrades i can make to get more out of this machine. which upgrades will provide the most performance bang for the buck.

    In addition to the usual word, safari (lots of that) mail, dvd, i do some photoshop work, but no real intensive video or image processing. I run 10.4.6. my harddrive is 40GB, with about 10GB free when no movie is loaded onto it. i never keep more than one feature length movie on it.

    I have run applejack recently, and try to do regular maintainance.

    thanks, your advice is greatly appreciated.
  2. thumb thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2005
    one thing i am already planning on doing is uping the harddrive to a 5400 or 7200 rpm 100GB drive, and putting the old one in a firewire enclosure.

    is there much else i could of value, or is that about it?
  3. faintember macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2005
    the ruins of the Cherokee nation
    When i put a 5400rpm drive into my TiPB (1GHz) it made a TON of difference. Tis a upgrade that i would highly recommend.
  4. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

    Feb 23, 2006
    I have a BTO TiBook "Onyx" that I use on a daily basis, just bought a USB BT adapter, and I think it is a great machine. A real pleasure to work with. I do mostly calendar, word processing, mail, during my train commute with it, so I don't really push the machine that much. All of the heavy lifting is done by my desktop Powermac G4 (Gig-E) which might soon be replaced by an iMac.
  5. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    No beachballs in a 550 Tibook with a 7200rpm drive and a gig of memory on 10.4.6 and iLife 06.

    The drive will make a big difference on youur 867 Tibook.
  6. tristan macrumors 6502a

    Jul 19, 2003
    high-rise in beautiful bethesda
    Is it really worth it? Aren't those hard drives kind of expensive? That older CPU, GPU, and bus is going to hold you back no matter what. Selling that machine + the $300 you would have spent on the HD + how much more = a new MB, MBP, or a great deal on a 1.67 PBG4?
  7. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Hate to break it to you but on speed tests with my 1.5ghz powerbook g4 against my 550mhz Tibook, they are about the same in everyday tasks.
    I like the old Tibooks. And he can always pull the hard drive out of the machine when and if he does want to sell the Ti.

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