my ibook is slow... help!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by kitamark, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. kitamark macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2007
    my ibook G4 is slow i opening applications and web browsing.
    i have 60 GB and 1G of memory.

    is there something similar to Windows disk difragmenting (i think thats whats its called)

    what do i do!? help!
  2. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007
    Covington, WA, USA
    What applications are you running? Some applications are known to "hog" resources until everything bogs down.

    Top offenders I know of:
    • Safari - quit Safari periodically to free up RAM
    • Pages - if you leave a document open the amount of RAM Pages uses increases. Close Pages document periodically
    • AppleWorks 6 - The Recent Items aliases are never deleted, eventually bring AppleWorks & then the entire system to a standstill. Occasionally remove some or all of the aliases in Documents > AppleWorks User Data > Starting Points > Recent Items.
  3. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2007

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