New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

733 G4 and Panther

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools
Posts: n/a

Hey all. I was reading about Panther and so on. I have a 733 G4 w/ 640MB RAM. I currently have OS 10.2 installed (the latest version of it, also) and the system tends to be rather slow at times. When I first bought it w/ OS 9.2 it was snappy snappy, and after installing X, it seems to have slowed down. I think this has something to do w/ the way OS X processes information and how it splits up processor power to all open apps. My biggest wonder is if it will be benificiary to me to upgrade to 10.3 when it comes out. I've heard there are speed enhancements, but I don't exactly have the latest and greatest PM out there, so I'm thinking it might actually make my mac run slow.

Any Ideas?


BTW.. its a 733 Quicksilver

QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

hey ford,

I got the same computer (only a gig of RAM) and 10.2 runs perfect

first yes defanitly upgrade to 10.3...

second from my expirence these things will make your mac run faster:

re-initialize your hard drive and install 10.2 on it
check your power supply (this my sound stupid, but your mac (especially big ones like the G4 733 tower is) needs alot of power, and if your plugging all your periphials and your monitor into the same power grid it could cause your computer to run extremely sluggish)
clean the dust out of the inside of the tower
keep your mac cool, if it gets too hot it will run slow

other than that more RAM dosn't hurt, but if your putting more RAM in make sure you have the external power to support it...
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« 9800 Pro 128MB for the G5? | power supply/hard drive question »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?