PBG412" acting slow

Raffles

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May 30, 2007
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My sister has a PowerBook G4 12", and she says it's acting slow, especially after I told her to configure her .Mac account and iDisk on it....I removed that, but is there any way to make is less sluggish? The WiFi is also really slow and doesn't work as well as our other WiFi devices.

Thanks!
 

MacDonaldsd

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Sep 8, 2005
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The WiFi is rubbish on the PowerBooks,I know as I have 1.

Also free disk space plays a big part, Mac OS X likes a few GB of free disc space to use as virtual memory.
 

dcv

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May 24, 2005
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Also free disk space plays a big part, Mac OS X likes a few GB of free disc space to use as virtual memory.
I was just about to ask how much free space was left. Anything less than about 10% of the hard disk capacity as free space and it'll be pretty sluggish. Anything less than about 5% and it'll be virtually unuseable from my experience.
 

Raffles

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May 30, 2007
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The WiFi is rubbish on the PowerBooks,I know as I have 1.

Also free disk space plays a big part, Mac OS X likes a few GB of free disc space to use as virtual memory.
She has about 30 GB left on an 80 GB disk.

Have you tried restarting? And have you checked your page outs?
She has restarated. I fogot how to check the page outs. I was going to repair permissions as well, but she hasn't given me a chance to do it yet.