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neg2led
15th October 2006, 09:30 PM
Heya all,
Got any suggestions to speed it up? it's running the pre-installed 9.1 right now, but i intend to do a format and reinstall once i have the CD drive.

Anybody else got one of these? i followed the instructions at penmachine.com (http://penmachine.com/techie/airport1400.html) to make the wireless card i have work, and now i have WiFi. In fact, i'm typing this from Netscape 6.0.1!

--neg

Byrd
16th October 2006, 09:23 AM
- Definately "downgrade" to OS 8.6 - it's basically 9.x without the bloat and high RAM requirements. On a PB1400, it will make things considerably faster.

- Consider upgrading the hard disk - it will take any IDE 2.5" hard disk. A 6 - 10GB drive would do well in a 1400, and provide much better performance over the stock drive.

- See if you can download Speed Doubler - this improves 68K emulation and some disk operations.

I used to have the same machine a couple of years back - 1400c/166 40MB RAM/2GB HD - but was really disappointed by it's performance. While on paper it's specs weren't that bad, but it couldn't play back MP3s without skipping (WinAMP for Mac the only software I found that worked OK), and even Office 98 seemed sluggish. This was running a stripped down version of 8.6.

But I'm glad you're happy with yours :D

JB

neg2led
16th October 2006, 11:03 AM
I installed Quicktime 6 and it runs nice and smoothly, but iTunes 2 doesn't work - i think it needs a USB or Firewire equipped mac.

Is there a software utility to defragment an OS 9 HDD?

--neg

mac_man_luke
16th October 2006, 11:13 AM
Use nortons, nortons is king with preOSX machines

Byrd
16th October 2006, 12:16 PM
Yep, Norton 3.5 to be exact.

iTunes 2.04 should install no worries - it doesn't have any special USB/FW requirements apart from OS 9 (there are software hacks to get it to work with OS 8.x) - see OS9forever site).

JB

neg2led
16th October 2006, 01:38 PM
It installs, but crashes when i try to play anything :(

--neg

Byrd
16th October 2006, 04:22 PM
Hmm ... update to the latest CarbonLib, try disabling a few third-party extensions (you're not running RAM Doubler are you?).

JB

neg2led
16th October 2006, 09:42 PM
Will do, have done, nope.

--neg