PowerPC :: Performance Decreasing - Need To Upgrade G3 Memory?

Nov 16, 2007

I own a 900 MHz G3 ibook (v2.3) with 256 MB of ram running 10.2.8. It's been good to me, but over the years it's performance has started to decrease. Most applications load up and run fine, but web browsers can become a little slow when I have multiple windows or tabs open. What should I do to get rid of this problem? Upgrade the memory to 640MB of ram? Update the OS to 10.4?

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Mar 6, 2012

I just installed 8 GB Crucial memory for my 13" MacBook Pro (Late-2011; 2.8 Ghz). I immediately noticed scrolling on safari was jumpy or skipping. It is like this in other applications as well. Even zooming in/out of pdf's and using iphoto. I only purchased this laptop in Feb, and this bothers me.I tested using the Geekbench app. Every benchmark was about equal or much higher except for Processor Integer Performance, more specifically "Image Decompress multi-threaded scalar." It went from 138.3 down to 134.3 Mpixels/sec. Do I have lemon memory?I would almost rather go back to the 4 GB if this laggy performance is a continual issue. One of the things I love about Mac's is now becoming irritating.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Jan 25, 2010

I was wondering what is the max memory that I can put on my iBook G4. My G4 (12 inch) has 128 MB DDR SDRAM soldered in place and has a 800 MHz PowerPC G4 Processor. I was wondering what is the most memory I could install and what is recommended? Also I am only running Mac OS X Version 10.4.11. Is it possible for me to update to 10.5 or higher? Sometimes when running videos on google video or youtube it gets choppy and lags what fixes this problem. A message pops up about quicktime not up to date but I try and do a software update and it says that my software is up to date could this be because of the older software?

Hardware Overview:
Machine Name:iBook G4
Machine Model:PowerBook6,3
CPU Type:PowerPC G4 (3.3)
Number Of CPUs:1
CPU Speed:800 MHz
L2 Cache (per CPU):256 KB
Memory:256 MB
Bus Speed:133 MHz

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Mar 21, 2007

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Mar 8, 2008

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Nov 3, 2006

for some reason my powerbook battery charge slowly goes down even while it's plugged in. The power light is green as if it's fully charged but it goes down about 1% every day and then if i unplug it and plug it back in then it starts to charge, goes up to 100% like it should and then starts all over again. It never used to do this so i don't know why it's doing it now.

It started happening around the time apple had that huge recall so then i got it replaced but it still does it so it can't be the batteries fault (at least it doesn't seem likely)

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Mar 25, 2012

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Nov 22, 2010

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Jun 22, 2012

I have an iMac G5 with 1 GB of RAM. It has got really slow lately. I've used Mac Keeper to get rid of uneeded files, etc., but it is still really slow, especially when viewing or working with video. Will adding RAM facilitate?

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Jul 31, 2009

Below are the specs to my Macbook pro and current version of the OS. I've been thinking about upgrading my OS but wondering if this will slow down my system. The only reason why I am considering to upgrade is because I want to purchase the Roxio Toast 10 Titanium and noticed its requires 10.5. Is it worth me to upgrade? If so how do I go about...I'm new to the macworld so I assume just go to the app store and ask for the cds to upgrade to the latest version?

System Version:Mac OS X 10.4.11 (8S2167)
Kernel Version:Darwin 8.11.1
Boot Volume:Macintosh HD
Capacity is 111.47 GB
Available 65.88 GB

Model Name:MacBook Pro 15"
Model Identifier:MacBookPro2,2
Processor Name:Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed:2.16 GHz
Number Of Processors:1
Total Number Of Cores:2
L2 Cache (per processor):4 MB
Memory:1 GB
Bus Speed:667 MHz
Boot ROM Version:MBP22.00A5.B07
SMC Version:1.12f5

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Jun 5, 2014

I had to upgrade my 2008 iMac in order to run some software, and now it is painfully slow & glitchy. How to improve performance

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MacBook :: Significant Improvement In Performance After Upgrade?

Sep 11, 2009

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Oct 23, 2009

I have a fairly old imac (it's about three years old) and although I've upgraded the ram, it's feeling a bit sluggish now. Do you think I would experience any performance benefit from upgrading to snow leopard? It still seems like a great machine so can't really justify upgrading to the new imacs.

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Jul 4, 2010

I need some advice on whether a hardware update will actually improve my video performance or not. Currently I am using a mac mini snow leopard server 2009 model hooked via mini display port to hdmi adapter to my lg 37 LED LCD TV. The mac mini has a intel x25 m 80 gb bootdrive.
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Altogether a great setup. With big mkv files in full hd the picture sometimes is choppy. Would a upgrade to the new 2010 mac mini server with direct hdmi port and 320M graphics actually improve the video quality - graphics performance? or should I stick to my current setup? (I bought the current server cheap from the uk)

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Sep 25, 2010

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I needed to upgrade this unit in order to increase performance with VMWARE Fusion as I needed to use a few Windows 7 features and Applications... and although Mac OS is OK... I have to recognize that some features of Windows 7 are better and I need some only windows applications.

So I researched online the option of upgrading memory and HD. I read mixed opinions and experiences with non Apple Memory. But took the chance and during a recent trip to the US I purchased the Kingston upgrade kit... installed it... and so far no problems. I got a very noticeable increase in startup and working performance with Windows 7 and Fusion. Unfortunately I lost my notes regarding performance readings... sorry.

I was very intrigued with the Hybrid Seagate 500GB Momentus XT. Also read a lot of mixed experiences. I also picked up a unit during my trip to the US but waited to install it when I got back to Spain. I just installed it and made some simple timings to check the performance......................

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Jul 25, 2008

Does anyone know the exact name and part numbers for Wireless upgrade kits for the following machines:

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I've been searching around in circles trying to find this out and I'm just getting no where!

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Mar 6, 2009

I'm about to receive a new Macbook (2.0 Ghz Unibody). I was wondering if I should consider upgrading RAM to 4 GB. Is crucial the best place to buy RAM upgrades? I'll only be using Office, Photoshop and Aperture on the Macbook (and maybe some games).

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Feb 5, 2012

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Mar 28, 2012

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Apr 13, 2012

I'm looking to upgrade my white, early 2006 MacBook (1,1) 13"  2gb memory. 2.0 GHz Core Duo processor. 80gb hard drive.Can I upgrade my memory to 4gb? I've seen some people say yes, others say no...Also- can I upgrade to a SSD hard drive? If so...which one?Any other upgrades I can make to get a few more years out of it? (I don't use it often enough to justify buying a new MacBook... I use my iPhone 4S and new iPad for most day to day tasks.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Apr 14, 2012

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Apr 29, 2012

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May 18, 2012

Can I upgrade my MacBook Pro 15-in i7 Intel 2.2 GHz to 16 GB RAM (assuming 2x8GB DDR3 1333 MHz)? If so, what vendors make upgrade memory that is compatible?

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Jun 18, 2012

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Apr 29, 2010

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Jul 9, 2010

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