speeding up an iBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by BigTroll, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. BigTroll macrumors member

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    hello i have a iBook and its alittle slow running macrumors i put on click to flash which has helped some, but i was wondering with the ATI Rage Mobility if theres a hack to enable quartz extreme to make the graphics go faster?
    I included a picture of the desktop and the iBook itself which i customized
     

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, there is no way to make that thing faster.
     
  3. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    You could run Adblock Plus since you are using Firefox. Click Tools and than Add-ons and do a search for the above app.

    Disable your Spotlight and Dashboard. Other than that, there's not much else you can do.

    Troll! :p
     
  4. California macrumors 68040

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    Funny, I have a problem with my mac mini 2.26 and I'm relegated to using my iBook G4 1.33...

    The memory on this thing is only 768mb.

    I dropped a 320gb hard drive in it, though.

    I am completely impressed with it's speed running 10.5.8

    The only bump the blueberry iBook owner can get is a bigger faster hard drive.

    I am wondering if my iBook is performing so well right now because of the large hard drive...

    I have dashboard disabled. Not spotlight.

    I find that it is my HP scanner/printer that hogs A LOT of CPU and always have to quit it.

    Other than this, it is surprisingly fast.

    OP should get a new hard drive.
     
  5. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Yeah I have a slow 4,200rpm drive in my PB and that is "slowing" it down. What is the size of the OP's HDD? I sure hope it's not the stock 10gb? A faster drive or larger capacity will definitely speed things up. I'm going to be installing Compact Flash in my Powerbook to help speed things up a big ;)
     
  6. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    Your stuck with the ram maxed out,it is only a 366Mhz,I used a couple 466Mhz iBooks with maxed out ram till I got my MB,they ran it fine,but 366 is extremely slow these days.
     

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