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    ibook g4 slow down?
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    ibook g4 slow down?
    hi there,

    will my ibook g4 slow down if u put quite a bit of music on it.

    60gb hd
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    768mb ram
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    thanks

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    ibook g4 slow down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by christm

    will my ibook g4 slow down if u put quite a bit of music on it.
    Not really.

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    ibook g4 slow down?
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    so does it slow down less than a windows machine would?

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    Simply having files on your hard drive won't slow down your computer down any noticeable amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameis
    Simply having files on your hard drive won't slow down your computer down any noticeable amount.
    ok cool, thanks for your info :mac:

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    Quote Originally Posted by christm
    ok cool, thanks for your info :mac:
    I no what you mean, I had a Windows laptop and it slowed it down soo much! I have a 40GB Laptop and have right now currently 400 songs + 30 videos for my iPod and It hasnt slowed down at all! this is with my iBook G4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin5117
    I no what you mean, I had a Windows laptop and it slowed it down soo much! I have a 40GB Laptop and have right now currently 400 songs + 30 videos for my iPod and It hasnt slowed down at all! this is with my iBook G4.
    The number of files on your hard drive wasn't what was slowing down your PC laptop.

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    I don't think that your iBook should slow down much (at all) as long as you don't have it filled right up. I think they say to leave a couple gigs free for it not to gum up at all.

    Cheers.

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    ibook g4 slow down?
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    ok thanks guys. i have now put a lot of my cd's and other music onto it. so far i havnt noticed a difference.

    I asked this because of my old laptop windoze xp home i had some songs on it and it did slow down quite a bit.

    cheers anyway.

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    i have the exact same specs as your ibook!
    i have about 2.5 gigs free right now.
    speed wise it's good but you should do repair permissions regularly in the utilities folder which is basically defragging your hard drive. i also use macjanitor which is a free program. does it help? i think it does! lol

    but the best thing is that ur right, it's not like windows where things can feel sluggish and you can hear the hard drive whirring.

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    Again, like mynameis has already said, it was not the number of or amount of files or music on your system that was slowing your computer down.
    I have over 12GB of music on my PowerBook currently and it does not affect the performance of the machine in any way.
    I have also had up to 35GB of music on a Windows PC and again, no performance drop.
    Its not the files.
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