Would you say i am in need of a new mac or not?

Old Smuggler

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Would you say i am in need of a new mac or not?
i am currently running an eMac 1.25 superdrive with AE and Bluetooth and 768 MB ram
the maximum ram stated by apple for this machine is 1GB but OWC has 1 GB sticks and says it will go to 2 GB
what is the quality of their ram

my problem is frequently my ram is being devoured by safari
i have 62456/77273 page in's page outs not really shure if that is acceptable
but i frequently get spinning beachballs that last several minutes once or twice a day causing me to force quit
throughout the day i usually have two windows open with tabs

now less than a year ago this computer was pretty quick, not fast but quick
but since the new OS updates among others it has been dragging by at half speed

should i put another 400 dollars into this old horse for more memory ilife 06 and leopard when it comes out
or buy a cheaper imac because my emac is on its last leg considering the transition
 

roland.g

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Have you tried emptying the safari cache or reseting it. look on the apple k-base or search the forums about it. there are several things, I just don't remember, that you can do when safari gets slow.
 

Old Smuggler

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I usually empty and reset pretty frequently but lately i havent been well because i get tired of typing my id to get into every forum every day
but ill give it a shot
you think a 1gb stick along with the 512 i own will make a noticible difference?
boosting it from 768 to 1.5 GB
this thing is just acting like the internet is giving it a workout
and thats shamefull
 

FFTT

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Try installing Mozilla Caminio and see how that works.

You may also want to run something like Main Menu or Tiger Cache Cleaner
to clean all your caches.

Safari is a RAM hog and even worse when you're on dialup.

But, I also suspect that some of these beach ball events may be the firewall
doing it's job.

There's a lot of crap out there trying to ping our systems

The new lineup is amazing, but I'd just hang in there "as is" until you can buy
a Leopard machine.
 

Old Smuggler

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Roger!
well im not on dial up but you have a good point
waiting always sucks but is better in the long run that 24 is looking prety Tasty!
a long as it still turns on ill keep using it
 

FFTT

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We won't hold it against you if you cave before Leopard debuts. ;)

If you have a friend or family member that would benefit from trouble free
computing, you're eMac will certainly make someone very happy.

I thought about donating my G3 to my mom's nursing home.
 

Old Smuggler

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yeah i want to give it to my parents maybe i can sway my stepdad away from the darkside
my mom allways wanted to use an apple but my s-dad keeps bringing these emachine POS home ..well they do have a sony but trying to Burn a dvd on that thing is harder than rebuilding a carburetor all that DRM theyre famous 4
my sister will probably give it more use though
 

FFTT

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I'm spoiled rotten with this Dell 24" display and my G5.

The 24" iMac loaded will cost you less than I paid for my system
and be faster.


Just bought a Macbook for my oldest daughter.

Bought an iBook last fall for her sister starting college.

The youngest gets a MacBook too as soon as I can.

I get an Octa Core Pro Tower some time around 2010