powerbook lagging problem...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by proverbs, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. proverbs macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2005
    i recently installed iLife, MS Office, and CS2 on my 1.67 1.5 ram powerbook. i noticed a huge difference in lag time. it seems to process everything slower, loads program slower, and stalls for a few seconds a lot.
    i also noticed that the MS programs like MS Word eats up a lot of memory - why is this?
  2. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    In reverse, MS products just take a lot of memory. Office is a powerful suite, and Word is a monster of a program. Also, Office is scripted through Visual Basic, so that's floating around in it's code also.

    Try optmizing your system using Mac Sweeper or Onyx. I prefer Onyx now. Start with that utility.

    Basicly, the freeware optmizers (and I would bet some of the share/payware) optmizers use routeens that are already a part of OSX.
  3. proverbs thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2005
    thanks. i will try Onyx out today.

    i read the description of the program - but how will the program help my PB specifically? i've noticed that some computers get harmed by p2p software. that is why i have absolutley NO p2p stuff on my computer.
    i don't know what the source of the lag is?

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