PowerBook Life Support

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by zdobson, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. zdobson macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2007
    I'm in desperate need of a Mac Pro, but I'm holding out for an update so what can I do in the meantime to maximize the performance of my PowerBook? My primary use is Photoshop CS3. I work with a lot of RAW images.

    Here are the stats:
    15" PowerBook G4
    1.25 GHz PowerPC G4
    1 GB RAM
    80GB 4200rpm HD
    ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 64mb vram
    OS X 10.4.11

    Ok, obviously the first thing to do is max the RAM. That's only 2 GB, though so I assume I need a scratch disk. What is the best option for this? Any other suggestions for improving performance?
  2. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Lafayette, IN
    Get a 7200 rpm HD. That will make things much faster.

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