How do i speed my mac up?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chriscon, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. chriscon macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a 500mhz Power PC G4 and need to make it quicker, i have another similar mac which is 450mhz but it performs faster than the higher spec one. Could anyone tell me ways of making my mac perform faster, i know it isn't a Ram issue as there is already 1.25 gb in it, any help would be helpful!

    Also i have just instaled a second int hard drive in it as the basic 40gb is full, would this slow it down? would it help if i was to move a lot of this work onto the second 80gig drive?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

    ElectricSheep

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    Assuming you are running MacOS X, then yes; having a full startup disk can hurt performance and is also unsafe. Running any HFS+ volume at greater than 90% capacity can lead to filesystem corruption (given the right conditions).
     
  3. chriscon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cheers for the reply,

    so you recommend i move a lot of my files on the new drive then? Anything else that would help speed?
     
  4. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Running maintenance scripts and optimizing your system relatively often might help too. These things will get done automatically, but might help a little if run more frequently.

    I'd recommend a program like OnyX. You can also use OnyX to turn off some of the more superfluous eye-candy that might drag your system a bit.

    OnyX can be found here: http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs/english.html
     

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