Would you say i am in need of a new mac or not?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Old Smuggler, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

    Old Smuggler

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    Would you say i am in need of a new mac or not?
    i am currently running an eMac 1.25 superdrive with AE and Bluetooth and 768 MB ram
    the maximum ram stated by apple for this machine is 1GB but OWC has 1 GB sticks and says it will go to 2 GB
    what is the quality of their ram

    my problem is frequently my ram is being devoured by safari
    i have 62456/77273 page in's page outs not really shure if that is acceptable
    but i frequently get spinning beachballs that last several minutes once or twice a day causing me to force quit
    throughout the day i usually have two windows open with tabs

    now less than a year ago this computer was pretty quick, not fast but quick
    but since the new OS updates among others it has been dragging by at half speed

    should i put another 400 dollars into this old horse for more memory ilife 06 and leopard when it comes out
    or buy a cheaper iMac because my emac is on its last leg considering the transition
     
  2. briantology macrumors 6502

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    I would wait till Leopard is released and possibly spring for an iMac then.
     
  3. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Have you tried emptying the safari cache or reseting it. look on the apple k-base or search the forums about it. there are several things, I just don't remember, that you can do when safari gets slow.
     
  4. Old Smuggler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I usually empty and reset pretty frequently but lately i havent been well because i get tired of typing my id to get into every forum every day
    but ill give it a shot
    you think a 1gb stick along with the 512 i own will make a noticible difference?
    boosting it from 768 to 1.5 GB
    this thing is just acting like the internet is giving it a workout
    and thats shamefull
     
  5. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    Try installing Mozilla Caminio and see how that works.

    You may also want to run something like Main Menu or Tiger Cache Cleaner
    to clean all your caches.

    Safari is a RAM hog and even worse when you're on dialup.

    But, I also suspect that some of these beach ball events may be the firewall
    doing it's job.

    There's a lot of crap out there trying to ping our systems

    The new lineup is amazing, but I'd just hang in there "as is" until you can buy
    a Leopard machine.
     
  6. Old Smuggler thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Old Smuggler

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    Roger!
    well im not on dial up but you have a good point
    waiting always sucks but is better in the long run that 24 is looking prety Tasty!
    a long as it still turns on ill keep using it
     
  7. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    We won't hold it against you if you cave before Leopard debuts. ;)

    If you have a friend or family member that would benefit from trouble free
    computing, you're eMac will certainly make someone very happy.

    I thought about donating my G3 to my mom's nursing home.
     
  8. Old Smuggler thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Old Smuggler

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    yeah i want to give it to my parents maybe i can sway my stepdad away from the darkside
    my mom allways wanted to use an apple but my s-dad keeps bringing these emachine POS home ..well they do have a sony but trying to Burn a dvd on that thing is harder than rebuilding a carburetor all that DRM theyre famous 4
    my sister will probably give it more use though
     
  9. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    I'm spoiled rotten with this Dell 24" display and my G5.

    The 24" iMac loaded will cost you less than I paid for my system
    and be faster.


    Just bought a Macbook for my oldest daughter.

    Bought an iBook last fall for her sister starting college.

    The youngest gets a MacBook too as soon as I can.

    I get an Octa Core Pro Tower some time around 2010
     

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