Why is my computer so sluggish?
I just picked up a 2003 15" PowerBook G4 for my daughter. It's the 1 ghz model with the original 60 gb hard drive, SuperDrive, and airport extreme. It also has 2 gb of RAM.
Right now it's running 10.5.8 Leopard. This computer is very sluggish. Opening things within the system takes a bit and trying to do simple things such as streaming YouTube is impossible. It won't even play purchased video from iTunes. The only thing that it seems to do smoothly is play music, and it's a very large iPod at this point.
So I'm wondering what my next steps should be. I've tried to reset the NVRAM which hasnt worked. I'm using the command+option+P+R and I only get the chime once and then it boots to the OS. So I'm wondering if the key combo is different for this model.
I wonder if perhaps the 4200 rpm hard drive is the culprit. But you'd think that it should be at least able to play back a basic SD video smoothly. And my ram should be more than enough.
So what should I do now? Reinstall the OS? Try different ram? Replace the hard drive? Your thoughts would be appreciated!