Mac OS X Speed Up?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Floris1994, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Floris1994 Guest

    Jan 4, 2009
    If have been reading peoples experiences on upgrading to leopard from tiger and some people said it actually sped up their g4 computer or slowed a dual g5 down... Why does this happen? It doesn't make much sense.
  2. Matek macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2007
    Well, since it wouldn't make much sense for some hardware to become faster with a new version of the OS and other hardware to become slower, I think the answer is quite simple.

    Leopard is slightly more demanding on hardware than Leopard, which means some people with well-maintained machines may notice their systems are slower with the new OS.

    On the other hand - some people don't clean up their systems regularly, so when they erased their Tiger installation and installed a fresh copy of Leopard, the system got faster simply because they got rid of all the crap that has gathered on their machine since the last install.

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