Speed Up My PB G4

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  1. My iPhone3G, Jun 15, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2012

    My iPhone3G macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2012
    How can i speed up my old Powerbook g4 other than hardware as i already have 2GB of ram in it and i do not want to replace the hard drive. I dont care if they are basic to crazy! I am running 10.5.8.
  2. CAINuKe macrumors newbie


    Jun 11, 2012
    Toccoa, GA
    Use TenFourFox as a internet Browser
    Tweaks with Onyx:
    Disable Spotlight Indexing
    Disable transparent menu bar
    Disable 3D dock and use 2D with Transparent backfround
    Turn off Dashboard

    Use SpeedFreak to boost front application performance.
    Turn Off bluetooth and any network sharing features.
    Use "List" in dock instead of a fly out selection window on the applications and user icon.
    Turn the "Genie" effect to "Scale" effect in dock settings.

    Use "YouView" for youtube viewing, skips ads <3
    Open up Disk Utility - Select Startup Disk - Verify Permissions

    Use "ShadowKiller" to remove the shadow effect on windows.

    If you want to be hardcore about it you can take it apart, repaste the CPU & GPU with ArticCooling MX5 and use G4 Fan Control to improve heat management.

    Overclock the GPU in ATiCelerator 1. I got some insane results from doing that. Although if you damage your GPU, Don't come crying to the forums and blame me.

    That's pretty much all I can remember for now.
  3. My iPhone3G thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2012

    Thx. I dont know if i will go that far to repasteing the cpu and i do use g4 fancontrol. All i dont use is tenfourfox as i have found webkitsafari and aurorafox to be the quicker browsers. Also spotlight as i find it useful. Now i have a few other tweaks that i have found to be fast that i will post later.
  4. My iPhone3G thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2012

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