How to mac PowerMac G5 "snappier"?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ZacharyFurgeson, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. ZacharyFurgeson macrumors newbie

    ZacharyFurgeson

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    I was wondering what I could do to make 10.5.8 feel smoother and snappier on my G5. I currently have a dual 1.8ghz G5 with 5.5GB ram and a Radeon 9600. I'm wondering what I could upgrade to make it not so sluggish.​
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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  3. ZacharyFurgeson thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Well, the link in my post is the one for Leopard speed improvements, not the link in my signature. ;)
     
  5. ZacharyFurgeson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh my bad
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    No worries! Hope it helps you out though.
     
  7. Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

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    1) Swap the HD for a SSD

    2) Give some idea of how / what you use it for
     
  8. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    Most speed tricks produce appreciable results on lower G4 systems - I'd recommend a re-install of Leopard to wipe off the cobwebs. Sometimes, even uninstalled apps can leave running processes behind that slow the system down - run Console to check for any rogue processes that are still active etc.
     

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