Ibook slowly lowly

Discussion in 'macOS' started by whyrichard, May 21, 2005.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    my ibook gets slow nowadays... and nothings changed!

    running programs: stickies, calander, mail, safari, itunes, ichat, simultansiously. but only... two or three activly... the thing becomes a slug when it once had not become a slug.

    i know it's not the fastest steed in the stable:
    it is 1.1 gig ibook with 768 megs of ram, and 2 gigs spare room in the hd, running 10.3.9.


    and besides mac janitor and reparing permissions, is there anything else to do?



    thanks,
    r
     
  2. hodgjy macrumors 6502

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    2 gigs isn't a lot of spare hard drive room. Your computer needs to swap files out a of memory into virtual memory. Your 2 free gigs probably isn't 2 gigs of free continuous space, so the virtual mem file is highly fragmented and slow. Clear up some space.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    In addition, journalled hard drives *hate* to have this little free space. You should try to have 5+ if at all possible, sadly....I think the recommendation is 10-15% of the total capacity?
     
  4. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i think i need a larger hd. 30 gigs is not enough.

    alas, it is muy difficult to add hd to ibook.


    thanks,
    r.
     
  5. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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