Optimizing 10.4 for older G4s (spEEEEd!)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mlrproducts, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. mlrproducts macrumors 6502

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    THus far I disabled dashboard on my 350mhz Sawtooth. Any other ideas?
     
  2. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    1) always keep at least 15% of total boot drive empty for VM
    2) remove unneeded start-up apps
    3) clear caches regularly
    4) mAxDaRaM
    5) fast HDD (SATA/10k Raptors or 7200prm/16mb cache)
    6) better video card, but only if you watch movies, play games, or do anything that involves 3D apps
     
  3. cblackburn macrumors regular

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    If you are limited on RAM (read under 1GB) then disable Dashboard aswell otherwise it will kill it.

    Chris
     
  4. California macrumors 68040

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    How do you disable dashboard?

    It does kill my 1gb limited mac mini 1.5ghz. I'm beachballing a lot.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  6. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    There's a way to do it through terminal but it's not really necessary. It won't be active until you try opening it so the best way to disable it is to just not open it.

    After a clean restart it will be closed. If you disable the F12 keyboard shortcut, get rid of any hot-corners you might have for it, and remove the dock icon it should be pretty difficult for you to open it by accident.
     

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