Slow icon refresh in 8.6

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I have a Performa 6400/180 running 8.6, 80MB RAM. The icon refresh is very slow (eg closing windows obscuring desktop icons) Any ideas?

  • Have run Disk First Aid

  • Rebuilt desktop files

  • Zapped PRAM

  • Could the 'new' Voodoo 3 have anything to do with it?

  • No l2 cache or G3 upgrade (yet)


  • Reply 1 of 2
    Well, that sounds like unaccelerated video. If you didn't install any drivers for the 'new' Voodoo 3 card, then its probably not accelerating screen redraws, and it will seem painfully slow.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    stoostoo Posts: 1,490member
    I thought that may be the case, but I have installed the latest drivers, version beta 13c3, available [url=

    <a href=""; target="_blank">here</a>. 3D acceleration works "fine".

    I'll check for unaccelerated 2D with a benchmarking utility. Where can I find older drivers?

    Edit: doesn't look like unaccelerated video, as Mac OS 8.1 works fine. Solution: use Finder 8.1 in 8.6. Works rather well.

    [ 08-07-2002: Message edited by: Stoo ]</p>
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