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Is there a specific reason my Powerbook G4 running 10.5.8 plays youtube videos very slowly? Is the processor outdated. Can this be fixed? The computer has a brand new hard drive and is pretty much like a brand new computer.

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Is there a specific reason my Powerbook G4 running 10.5.8 plays youtube videos very slowly? Is the processor outdated. Can this be fixed? The computer has a brand new hard drive and is pretty much like a brand new computer.
No, it's not "pretty much like a brand new computer" The G4 processor is extremely outdated, and cannot stream modern video smoothly.

To help this, you want to play most videos in 240p (lowest quality) so you get better FPS, also the Camino web browser tends to run flash videos better than other browsers, and it still fully supports the G4 processor.

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what I meant by new is that it had nothing saved on it or anything downloaded on the computer. I am on my phone as of now so when I get home I will check out that browser. Thanks!

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I recommend upgrading ram if you havnt yet
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I have one gigabyte of ram installed at this point. Is that good?

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And the Camino browser did help. It is now my default browser.

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What is the speed of your G4 CPU? My 1.25Ghz Mini plays You Tube very smooth as long as they are not HD. Agreed with MacDude, 240P will do wonders for older systems.
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Yeah...never go full screen with You-Tube videos on a G4 computer (smaller the better)...even the faster G4's.

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1 gb ram isn't the best it will lead to freezes and crashes so upgrading ram would help you problem ALOT!
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What is the speed of your G4 CPU? My 1.25Ghz Mini plays You Tube very smooth as long as they are not HD. Agreed with MacDude, 240P will do wonders for older systems.
My CPU speed is 1.5Ghz...

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1 gb ram isn't the best it will lead to freezes and crashes so upgrading ram would help you problem ALOT!
What should I upgrade to and where can I get it for the best price?

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What should I upgrade to and where can I get it for the best price?
OWC always has good prices on Ram.

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Will this work?
Amazon.com: 2GB Kit Apple PowerBook G4 Memory Upgrade 2 x 1GB (MA220G/A) DDR2 PC2-4200 200 Pin SODIMMs: Electronics

It says its for a 1.67Ghz model. Does that mean it will not work in my 1.5Ghz model?

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Go to crucial.com then install the memory scanner
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I downloaded it and when I tried to open it it says that it does not work with this architecture... What is that supposed to mean?

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