What's better for iBook SE Tiger or Panther?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Winstonp, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. Winstonp macrumors 6502a

    Winstonp

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    I got my ibook se today. See specs below.

    It's running 10.3.9 right now, and I have this tiger disc that I could potentially toss in the DVD drive. (that's right...clamshell with DVD :cool: )

    It seems to run above average with x.3, but would tiger be :

    1. Faster
    2. Same but with perks ;)
    3. SLOOOOWW.......(skip).......WEEERR
     
  2. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Faster.

    I installed Tiger on my G4 400, and noticed that it was much snappier on Tiger than Panther with the same hardware.
     
  3. Winstonp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Winstonp

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    I found panther discs in my garage. I installed tiger, and it feels about the same. I'm yet to thouroughly test the performance.
     
  4. JD92 macrumors 6502a

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    If you upgrade the RAM to at least 512mb then it should run pretty well, it does on my iMac
     
  5. GodBless macrumors 65816

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    Get Tiger. It is much faster in almost every way. I too would recommend upgrading the RAM amount if it is under 512.

    Enjoy Tiger. ;)
     
  6. Winstonp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Winstonp

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    yeah it's 320 ram. I want a 512 upgrade... My whole plan was to sell the powerbook in my sig, and just relax with a nice clamshell+excess cash. (all my real computing is on my desktop).

    I already paid 362 for the ibook and an airport card.

    Memory upgrade ~$100 (less if i can sell the 256 stick)
    possible new battery ~$70


    Total spent ~$530

    Cash gain~ $250-350

    I wonder if it's worth it.
     
  7. Winstonp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Winstonp

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    another question. I try to play heavy movies. Like 1.5 Gig reduced DVD rip movies. Works fine on the powerbook g4, but the ibook se skips and just sucks. Do you think a ram upgrade would solve this or do you think it would be the 8meg video card that limits the playability?

    If this doesnt received adequite response here I'm going to make it a new post...

    But I wonder...
     
  8. mwpeters8182 macrumors 6502

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    It could very well be the CPU. There's a big difference between the G4 PB and the iBook SE.
     
  9. Winstonp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Winstonp

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    yeah...thats another option I forgot to meantion. What to do....What to do....
     

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