clamshell > youtube

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by logicpro7, May 16, 2007.

  1. logicpro7 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,
    My daughter has a clamshell with 300mhz processor and upgraded memory 256mb + standard 32mb running osx10.2 and she has problems watching videos on youtube.

    Now are there any settings that i can change to get this running for her? as she is considering selling it if nothing can be done :eek:

    Is it a processor thing?
     
  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    It's a processor thing. My daughter has the same issue, but she has 544 MB of RAM. (32+512.)
     
  3. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Just to second, yes, it's definitely the processor. My mom had trouble watching YouTube clips on her 700Mhz G3 iBook (until we closed every single other program but Safari), so I can just imagine it on a 300Mhz G3.
     
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  5. Frankf300 macrumors regular

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    Yup, it's definitely a processor issue. While the G3 is a workhorse, it wasn't intended for demanding processes like video and streaming. With the iBook listed in my sig I sometimes have problems with youtube also. Usually on longer movies. Like mentioned above, wait for the whole video to load, that makes a big difference. Of course if there are programs open that you don't need, get out of them.
     
  6. logicpro7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the advice guys!
    I will try those tips later, but i suspect with the 300mhz processor it wont be able to cope still :(
     
  7. luisomtz macrumors newbie

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    Use firefox

    Use firefox instead of Safari, Safari takes many resources and even in my G4 1.33 they play sluggish, but in Firefox they play perfect. I have a G3 366mhz and its fine in firefox. :apple:
     
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    Also a big part of this is that you only have 4mb of vram. Even with the 466 graphite clamshell and 8mb of vram, flash video streaming is a little annoying. Streaming wma's actually is better. It is sad but it may be that the clamshells cannot cope with "web 2.0" stuff.
     
  10. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    It has nothing to do with VRAM. Flash video takes more main processor horsepower to decode than most other formats at the same resolution. As long as you have a fully accelerated video card (Anything other than Rage IIc in OS X 10.1.5 or later,) then VRAM doesn't make any difference for playing video. (Until you get to the VERY recent video cards that do video decoding onboard.)
     
  11. iToTheBook macrumors newbie

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    I use my Clamshell as a main computer, and I think you need to upgrade the harddrive from 10GB to 160GB like what I did and it works without any lag.
     
  12. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I think its time for your daughter to get a new macbook.
     
  13. iToTheBook macrumors newbie

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    NEVER SELL A CLAMSHELL!:mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  14. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    Exactly. You don't want to sell a toilet seat to someone that might mistake it for a computer. :D
     
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    I've always wanted a Clamshell, but they are just too expensive for what they are. I am not paying $130 for a toy :)
     
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