my sluggish ibook ...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by gizmo_pony, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

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    it seems my new 12" ibook becomes sluggish ... is there any programs like pc booster for windoze, work the same way with mac ? any tweaks to make my ibook flying ?

    thank you ...
     
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    MacDawg

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    One word... RAM

    Tell us a little more about your iBook :rolleyes:
    We need to know your setup


    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    ibook 12 "
    1.33 ghz
    512 mb

    ... :(
     
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    if it is cause by ram, what brand u recommend for me ? can i use kvr ram ?
     
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    MacDawg

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    Welcome to the Forum by the way :)

    Are you running OSX?
    Jaguar/Panther/Tiger?

    What apps are you running?
    Just a browser, email, basics, iLife?
    Photoshop? FCP? Any hungry apps?

    512 is probably the minimum to get by with...
    Add as much as you can afford

    I don't have a specific recommendation on brands, just get as much as you can afford...


    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    i am using tiger ... i always use my ibook to browse, email and anything else related to internet ... and i listen to radio in itunes sometimes ...

    sorry if i am too stupid to ask such question ... new to mac ...
     
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    MacDawg

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    You are definitely NOT stupid...

    It is just always best to post as much information as you can that might be helpful so you can get the best answers possible.

    With Tiger you could certainly use a RAM boost

    And welcome to the Mac world... its a beautiful place


    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    mjstew33

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    You need more RAM, I was feeling the same about my 14" 1.42GHz iBook w/ 512MB RAM then I ordered from Crucial, I highly reccomend them, and got a 1GB and got here the next day :D

    My iBook flys.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors member

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    ermmm ... hv tried to buy the 1gb stick from crucial but it was on back order ..
    :( ...
     
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    Lucky8

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    Can you guys tell me which RAM do I need for my new iBook?
    not brand, but type?
    How many pin?
    Buffered or Unbuffered?
    Cas Latency?
    ECC?
    and so on....

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    wdlove

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    If you use the link above for Crucial RAM, they have a very easy to use finder. Will be able to recommend the proper RAM for your iBook. They have a lifetime warranty.
     
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    njmac

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    Try emptying the cache from Safari too. Maybe with a lot of surfing it is getting bogged down
     
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    AJ Muni

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    hey stewart i remember i recommended the ram for you...isnt it awesome now!!!1 its amazing how by adding more ram,you ibook gets on steroids....
     
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    does ram ever "expire"?

    this may seem like an odd question, but does RAM ever "expire"? i ask because i plan to keep a bit of upgrade cushion present in my system. i'd like to get my ibook with 768MB RAM and then later, should it start to lag down the road a couple years, i'll be able to upgrade to a gig or a gig and a half. KWIM?

    is this wise? or is it better to just go for the gusto and max it out? it seems like there would still come a point that the RAM would need to be upgraded or replaced. am i off-base here?
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    If this is a brand new iBook, then I guess you haven't filled your HD, yet, but you can still get some hints here. Especially reducing the number of Dashboard widgets would be noticeable with 512 MB RAM and a HD at 4200 rpm. :)
     
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    mjstew33

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    Mine was on backorder too. I just waited and got it here yesterday.

    Patience is a virtue. ;)
     
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    mjstew33

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    Stewart is my last name. hehe

    Yeah, I ordered it, then was on backorder and shipped 2 days ago and got it yesterday :D

    IT GOES SOOOOO FAST! :D
     
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    Lucky8

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    What's the diffrence between Cas Latency 2.5 and 3?
     
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    iEdd

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    Tiger is so resource hungry, but since 10.4.2 it's been a LITTLE better. Hey I can type with no lag right now on this powerbook g3 (look in sig for details)..

    As for the G5, I am convincing dad to get more ram, the optical drive is already on it's way. :)

    Oh and as for brands.. get any that isn't TOO cheap and has a lifetime warranty. :)
     
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    If by KVR ram you mean Kingston Value Ram, no you cannot. This type of ram is not compatible with the iBook. I'm looking at up-ing the ram in my 1.33 ghz 12" iBook as well, to 1 gig total, and was looking at corsair and kingston value ram. I thought they would be great, but figured out they aren't compatible. Check out the thread I started about this here.
     

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