12" PB G4 Life support

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CharmCty, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. CharmCty macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2008
    I have a later revision of the 12" PB G4 and I am noticing that he is slowing in his relatively old age. I love this little guy and don't want to get rid of him. What can I do HW-wise to keep him bumping along? Still has the stock 60G HDD that I've considered replacing, already added 1G of RAM. Should I have Apple switch the HDD? Can I do any possible changes myself?
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I've found that on my 1.5GHz 12" PB with 1.25GB RAM I have to restart at least once every two weeks and run certain maintenance scripts, that don't get run because the computer is asleep at 3am when they would normally run, once a month (it cleans out logs, repairs permissions, etc).

    Only if I don't do that does it start slowing down ... and this is running Leopard 10.5.2 and iLife 08. For running the maintenance scripts I use Mainmenu. Small, fast and versitle.

    My schedule looks something like this:

    Wk1 Restart
    Wk3 Run Maintenance scripts, Restart

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