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  1. #1
    e-RICHIE
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    new mac ibook owner questions
    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

  2. #2
    xthisisRomancex
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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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    e-RICHIE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padawan
    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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    sebeck
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    Mine was set to custom too. Just changed it. Gonna try this out. Thanks for the tip!

  7. #7
    e-RICHIE
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    Quote Originally Posted by sebeck
    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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