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ibook G4 advice

elf69

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My first mac as free :)

was an ibook G4 a1134 which I got about 2/3 months back.

ok so needed repairs.

one screen, charger and new battery later it is working ok.

I maxed ram out but then HDD died.

So brand new 120GB IDE HDD has been installed.

and upgraded to 10.5 from 10.4

Thing is it runs a bit warm now if on for a while, was ok with 10.4

Is it worth doing anything with or should I get rid?

Runs ok and works.

got tenfourfox and modified skype to run on it.
 

Dronecatcher

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Is the new HDD 7200RPM? That might be adding extra heat as it's faster than the original disk?
You could open it up and make sure it's clear of dust but as long as it works ok, I wouldn't worry - if the CPU overheats it will switch itself off before any damage occurs.
 
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elf69

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unknown speed of HDD.

did they make 7200RPM IDE drives?

machine has been opened and closed several times while we got this working.

also had a refurb superdrive as original failed.

has been cleaned inside.

heat does seem to be at front left (where HDD is)

runs ok for it's age.

was going to give it to my fiancee but she cannot use itv hub on it as flash 10.2 not supported.
 
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abundantmussel

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unknown speed of HDD.

did they make 7200RPM IDE drives?

machine has been opened and closed several times while we got this working.

also had a refurb superdrive as original failed.

has been cleaned inside.

heat does seem to be at front left (where HDD is)

runs ok for it's age.

was going to give it to my fiancee but she cannot use itv hub on it as flash 10.2 not supported.

You could try this with iTV hub see if it works (not the most secure solution) - http://lowendmac.com/2015/flash-hack-for-powerpc-updated-to-16-1/
 
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elf69

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not done it.

have flash 10.1 installed at present.

will try over weekend.

if works my fiancee might have it.

but she like my 2009 unibody.

The ibook is showing it's age now.
 
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eyoungren

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Leopard may be indexing your drive frequently, which causes the drive to be spinning more frequently, which causes more heat.

Spotlight is more robust in Leopard than it is in Tiger but it thus requires more activity.

Try putting the HD in the privacy list in Spotlight and see if things don't start cooling down somewhat.
 
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