10 Easy Ways to Extend the Life of Your Old Mac

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vishal.chaudhary

I own both a Powerpc G4 OS Tiger 4 and an Intel Mac Mini 10.8. Although the Mini runs fine for now but I had faced several performances problems in my G4 which really turned me nuts. This time I ran Stellar speedup Mac which although a paid tool but comes with few free features to remove logs and junks, extensions from the drive. At the end of the tool it said it freed up 153MB of space but could not free up more because it was a trial copy. I think the tool works well and can come in handy for my Mini. Updating its RAM is also on my mind as being the test machine it tends to slow down.

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mac ppc g4 owner

Ok, i got my G4 working, i have now aquired a iBook G4. same ordeal, no os, no disks, is ther a easy way to connect it to my big G4 with a ethernet cable to clone the OS on to it, or do i need to remove the hard drive and put it in my G4

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crada

This is a good list, but I would have liked more information - like instructions on how to do some of these things, recommended settings for programs like Fan Control and Onyx, and reviews of replacement parts (surely some batteries are better than others).

Without specifics, or at least links to other Mac|Life articles, this isn't particularly helpful.

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Ghostrelm

Well, new RAM isn't really inexpensive. The older your Mac PRO is, the more expensive it gets. NEW Mac Pro Ram is cheap. but for my late 2009 Pro, its pretty damn expensive, for slower RAM.

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mac ppc g4 owner

I actually got a G4 for free. someone gave it to me at a garage sale. no hdd though. i need the ppc tiger disks. anyone know where to find them in the denver metro area?

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Ghostrelm

Thats an excellent find. G4's are still great for music production or recording. As for the Tiger discs, look on CL, do an internet search on how to obtain them, check with some fellow Mac users, or if all else fails, go to a non-Apple Mac repair shop, they should be able to hook you up with an install disc for a fee.

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