Please Help: CPU Speed Accelerator 3.0

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kresh, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. kresh macrumors 6502a


    Application: CPU Speed Accelerator 3.0

    Link: Speed Accelerator.html


    Question: Does this application really improve application performance by 20% to 30%?

    I am wanting to use it on a Mac Mini Rev. A PPC G4 @1.25GHz with 1GB Ram.

    Is this a real application or does it modify a .plist? Can the same thing be done from Terminal?

    Many thanks :)
  2. TheMonarch macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2005
    Bay Area
    From what I can tell, it seems that this App doesn't actually overclock your CPU or anything, it just changes the way Apps are prioritized by the OS.

    Kind of like in Windows, where you can use the task manager to change the priorities of a certain task.

    So I guess it could help improve performance of the App you're interested in, such as a game. Since Apps running in the background would get less resources.

    But I don't know for sure, never used it before.
  3. kresh thread starter macrumors 6502a


    hmmm. I wonder if it prioritizes the forground app versus other user owned apps, or does it prioritize versus all apps (user and system)?

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