Question about ibook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by calebjohnston, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    Is it a known issue that performance may be a bit slower at full charge? Maybe it's me being paranoid about my new computer, but I'm just wondering.

    (ibook g4 10.4.4)
  2. jocool5 macrumors member


    Dec 12, 2005
    Well that all depends. Are you comparing the performance while charging or mid battery life. If it is faster while charging there is an energy setting in the system preferances. When you get the laptop out of the box it is setup for a better battery usage and while pluged in it is set for better performance. Give that a look and respond.
  3. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006

    Yeah, I'm not exactly sure why it was being slow this morning but it is all working fine now. I was just using it for more things than normal a few hours before (iMovie, burning, etc). I think it was just a heat issue or something. Back to working quickly and effortlessly :). Thanks anyway.
  4. jblock macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2006
    I've found that depending what apps I'm working with tend to slow the machine slightly after awhile. If you have Safari on all the time it eats more RAM as pages cache.
  5. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    And depends on what version of Safari. The most recent revision, I've noticed, is more of a hog than before and some of the bugs from the past have come back to haunt it like with the floating default window position.
  6. kretzy macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2004
    Canberra, Australia
    Do you mean when your iBook is plugged into the power? Because when it is, the power setting should default to "better performance" and hence perform better. If you mean fully charged and running on the battery, its performance should remain the same throughout the charge cycle of the battery.
  7. Lazyhound macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2005
    I'm pretty sure the default is "Automatic", actually.

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