Speed Freak

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Has anyone here used this interesting application.

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/23412

I have it installed and am testing it; not for my need, as I have a dual 1.2 GHz G4, but for older/slower macs. My wife is driving a dual 533 G4, and frequently complains of its slowness. I have a couple kids with 400 & 450 MHz iMacs that would benefit if this proves useful.

Rick Smile

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No change was noticed on an 6

No change was noticed on an 600mhz/640mb/20gb iBook (Dual USB)

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Speed Freak

I, also didn't see any improvements using it. Using MacTheRipper, I extracted a 7.5 GB Main Feature DVD, twice. Without SF, it took 25 Min, 36 Sec. With SF enabled, it took 25 Min. 32 Sec.

Not much of a gain.

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if you use OS X on any of the

if you use OS X on any of the machines have you ever tryed shadow killer i did on my Beige G3 AIO in OS X 10.2.8 and it speeded it up allot.

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shadow killer

I tried searching for Shadow Killer, but couldn't find it.

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ive used shadow killer and it

ive used shadow killer and it does help, but makes it harder to use alot of windows at once.

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A google search for "OS X Sha

A google search for "OS X Shadow Killer" brought it up as the first link.

Here it is.

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Re: Speed Freak

smileyme wrote:

I, also didn't see any improvements using it. Using MacTheRipper, I extracted a 7.5 GB Main Feature DVD, twice. Without SF, it took 25 Min, 36 Sec. With SF enabled, it took 25 Min. 32 Sec.

Start a slew of background tasks and then try it again.

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Background tests

I was running quite a few, including Azureus which uses about 15% processor. I had Activity Monitor on when acceletating MTR, and even though I had SF set to decelerate other Apps, Azureus continued to use the same amount of processor.

I didn't test this on my wife's computer, but I wasn't impressed with the results on mine.

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All it is...

is a graphical renicer. Unix has the command line command renice, and this is a front end for it. If you google OS X graphical renicer or renice you ought to come up with a few of these.

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Unix

I am just starting to learn about Unix. Up until now I have just been a user with no real understanding. I noticed when I had the activity monitor up and activated SF, most of the processor activity transfered from "User" to "Nice". Can you explain just what "Nice" is and what it does?

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