iBook seems faster than 2.4 Macbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by pugple, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    I just got my new Macbook. Been installing stuff on it and it seems to go reaaaaaally slow. I installed quicksilver and whenever I pull it up and start typing it'll be really slow and show the rainbow wheel and won't respond for a few seconds. It's always pretty quick on my ibook. :(

    Also, after moving stuff to application, the entire system freezes for a 15-30 seconds.

    My iBook seems a lot faster with all these problems. :( What the heck is going on? :(
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    You need to be more specific about your problem. It could be the hard drive, bad logic board, a software problem, or you could be imagining things.
     
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    SFStateStudent

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    Ditto...

    How much RAM? Have you updated? Are you running Leo? :confused:
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    It's a 2.4ghz macbook, 2gb ram and running leopard.

    I have no idea what's wrong with it. :p and it's not me imagining things either. :(
     
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    Sun Baked

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    All i can say is to look at the logs and the activity monitor, likely something is sucking CPU cycles (or erroring repeatedly.)

    Edit: hopefully the HD indexing isn't stuck in rut.
     
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    Chundles

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    If you just got it then it's probably indexing the HDD for Spotlight. If there's a little pulsing dot in the middle of your Spotlight icon then it's doing the full index - usually takes a while and once it's done your machine is lightning fast but it's slow as molasses while it's going on.
     
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    powerbook911

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    Yep like the above post said.

    It's probably indexing. Let it work and later it should be fast. :)
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Your problem may be related with old Power PC applications. Try to avoid programs that run in emulation mode.
     

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