Tibook spinning beachball

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by California, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    Aug 21, 2004
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    I'm holding on to my ancient 400mhz Tibook because Apple basically replaced all of its components -- logic board, middle case, trackpad, everythiing but the screen, which is great, before warranty ran out last August.

    I love the machine. I maxed to 1gig of ram and a 5400rpm 40gig travelstar hd.

    I upgraded to Panther and the only thing that is bugging me at moment is that I am getting the spinning beachball way too much.

    I don't game. I use Word and surf the internet. That's it! Is my machine just too slow? I'm only using about 9gigs of the hard drive space -- so why do I have this beach ball delay on websites and even when I use Word?

    Very frustrating. Any clues or ideas appreciated. I could upgrade CPU to 550 through Daystar (chickened out at last minute as I don't like shipping my pristine machine across the country). Or should I get a faster 7200 rpm HD maybe?
     
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    Palookaville
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    Before you give up on it (a G4/400 isn't that slow), I'd try repairing permissions. Performance often deteriorates as permissions rot, and they always rot.

    Also, run the activity monitor for a while, with the Dock icon set to CPU usage. This will give you some idea where the clock cycles are going.
     
  3. point665 macrumors regular

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    Jun 27, 2004
    #3
    Empty your cache and such, empty your font cache using Font Fingler (spelling?)... Repair your permissions...
     

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