iMac G4 speed fix

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by appledyl, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. appledyl macrumors regular

    appledyl

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    #1
    Hello, I have a 16 inch iMac g4 with 512 mb of ram and wish to speed it up. How much should I put in. Will 256 mb more do it?

    Thanks.:apple:
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    #2
    You can put up to 1GB of RAM in your iMac, so that would be a good start. You might also consider doing a fresh install of Mac OS X to speed it up as well and only install your data as needed from a backup.
     
  3. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    #3
    Since you're running Leopard on an "unsupported" machine. Disable Dashboard and disable Spotlight to free up your system resources. Install 1gb of memory, 1x PC133 sodimm(laptop) and 1x 512mb dimm(desktop) memory. Too bad you don't have the DDR iMac, 2gb is possible. Also a larger hard drive can speed things up too.
     

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