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    The Giver
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    It's slower now...
    I got my iBook last December new, and I have 40 GB left on my Harddrive.. But I have a question, my iBooks performance is deteoriating (sp?)... Meaning that when I am on Appleworks, sometimes it slows down A LOT, and the little thing pops up that is multi colored and spins.. and it finally stops and resume to normal.. Also, it is taking a lot longer for iChat to load. My World Book programs are also not even loading when I try to start them up... So what's wrong? I have Norton AntiVirus so I'm positive it's not a virus...

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    ChicoWeb
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    Probably need some more RAM. It depends on how many programs you have open at once too. My gf complained once about how slow it was running, but she had about every program made for apple open at once.

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    It's slower now...
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    On a totally off topic note, The Giver is a book. Its a good book that I'm reading now, and The Giver's name made me think of it. Go out and buy it, or sparknotes it or something...

    Now, on topic: Do a search on macupdate for OnyX, run all the tasks, and maybe it will speed things up. When my machine starts to slow down, that is what I do.

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    It's slower now...
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    Have you been running the daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance scripts? Also, how often do you restart the machine?
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    CaptainMack
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    i recomend repairing permissions.

    off topic: zero, the giver is a very good book, the only reason i clicked on this topic is because your name was the giver and it reminded me of it. have you finnished it?

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    It's slower now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainMack
    i recomend repairing permissions.

    off topic: zero, the giver is a very good book, the only reason i clicked on this topic is because your name was the giver and it reminded me of it. have you finnished it?
    Reparing permissions may help, I notice an increase in performance when starting up, everything is snappy.

    Off topic: I haven't finished it, I'll probably be finished with it this week though.

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    The Giver
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    When i restart, all the programs are slow to start, like when I shut it down overnight, and start it up in the morning, I click on ichat to open up, and it bounces like 5 times and then it waits a few seconds to load...

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    It's slower now...
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    Your iBook might be set to save energy, which reduces processor performance. You can change this setting to optimize processor performance in Energy Saver preferences.

    To change the processor performance setting:
    Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, and then click Energy Saver.
    Click Options. If you don't see the Options button, click Show Details.
    Choose Highest from the Processor Performance pop-up menu to allow your computer to work at its fastest.

    Setting the processor performance to Highest uses more energy, so your battery may run out more quickly.

    Also, the files on your hard drive may be fragmented to a point that it is causing the slow down. Although the installer does some optimization after OS updates, it does not optimize the entire drive. Use a program like Drive 10 or TechTool Pro 4 to optimize the drive for better performance.

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    It's slower now...
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    I don't think it's ram as I also have a G4 1Ghz iBook and mine runs quite well on only 256MB...

    I'd also recommend downloading either oynX or Macjanitor and running one of those...

    You could also check to see if any programs are being started up in the background (helper apps...)

    Go to system prefs, accounts, startup items to see what is being started on login...

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