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i'm on day 4 of weening myself off of pc life and
teaching myself about this ibook g4.

during the first 3 days i thought the speed between
programs and page loads using safari was painfully
slow. i realized i.e. was in my applications folder
and tried that all yesterday. same issues.

then i saw that i could go to the energy saver icon
on system preferences and switch the speed from
"custom" to "highest performance". mon dieu!
it was night and day; i am back to instant dsl
page loads that i've been familiar with on my dell
laptop.

my question is this: as long as i'm on ac power, does the
"highest performance" have any neg affects on the appliance?
i see that on battery, it'll drain it more quickly. but on
ac? can anybody chime in with an opinion?

thanks for helping.
e-RICHIE
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I thinkg is is defaulty set to use the higest performance while the AC adapter is pluged in any way. so no. you will be fine.
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No problem at all leaving the setting at "Highest Performance". As you said, it will drain the battery more quickly when unplugged, but with the A/C adapter that's obviously not an issue.

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No problem at all leaving the setting at "Highest Performance". As you said, it will drain the battery more quickly when unplugged, but with the A/C adapter that's obviously not an issue.

thanks, everybody, for the replies.
as far as default settings go, i think the default was
set to "custom" before i started my sleuth work. dis-
covering the "highest performance" feature was a
god-send, but i never went to the energy saver feature
before i switched speeds, so i think the puter arrived
here set to "custom". regardless, i think the issue
is solved. as more questions arise, i'll ask here on
the forum.
take care.
e-RICHIE
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Mine was set to custom too. Just changed it. Gonna try this out. Thanks for the tip!
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Mine was set to custom too. Just changed it. Gonna try this out. Thanks for the tip!


like i said, i was at first very disappointed with the slow speed,
and i had airport extreme along w sbc dsl; switching to "highest
performance" speed made a 180 degree difference!
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