iBook 800 G3 run faster?

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  1. robotrenegade macrumors 6502a

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    I just loaded 10.3.2 on my mothers compter. It's a G3 800mhz with 640 ram, is there anyway to speed it up a little? Would reinstalling 10.3 w/out 9 make it run faster?
     
  2. Doraemon macrumors 6502

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    Re: iBook 800 G3 run faster?

    no.
     
  3. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Yes, do a clean install of OS 10.3

    I just got an iBook from apple with 10.3 and 9 installed, and it ran DOG slow. I reinstalled 10.3, and its super zippy now.
     
  4. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Doing a fresh install of 10.3.2 will most likely run better then the one that Apple installs at the factory. This has been my experience at least.

    As for reinstalling an already fresh install with or without OS9 I would most definitely say absolutely not. There is one but though in this statement. If you have a small hard drive and having OS9 is pushing the used space of your drive in to the range of 80-90% then yes OS9 will slow down your computer. This is because the drive doesn't have enough free space to to just randomly drop files and move stuff around as it needs. Also your swap file space may not be sufficient for OSX.
     

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