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Current version by: Cynthia Replogle ,

Title:

Want to Gallagher my slow Mac Mini - help!

Text:

My Mac Mini has been getting slower and slower over time. It takes 10 minutes to start up, almost as long to wake from sleep, with Chrome pages ultimately loading incompletely. Yesterday I watched the spinning beach ball for several minutes after making minor edits to a Word document, then several minutes more when I hit save, ultimately doing a hard shutdown and switching to a different computer.

I've followed all the advice on free fixes such as checking Activity Monitor, removing large files and unused apps, making sure software is up to date, yada yada yada. It's got 2 GB in each of the 2 memory slots; if I upgrade this, will it help? Or is there anything else I can try before I take a hammer to it out of shear frustration?

Device:

Mac Mini Mid 2011

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

408798

Edit by: Cynthia Replogle ,

Title:

Want to Gallagher my slow Mac Mini - help!

Text:

My Mac Mini has been getting slower and slower over time. It takes 10 minutes to start up, almost as long to wake from sleep, with Chrome pages ultimately loading incompletely. Yesterday I watched the spinning beach ball for several minutes after making minor edits to a Word document, then several minutes more when I hit save, ultimately doing a hard shutdown and switching to my work laptop insteada different computer.
My Mac Mini has been getting slower and slower over time. It takes 10 minutes to start up, almost as long to wake from sleep, with Chrome pages ultimately loading incompletely. Yesterday I watched the spinning beach ball for several minutes after making minor edits to a Word document, then several minutes more when I hit save, ultimately doing a hard shutdown and switching to my work laptop insteada different computer.
 
I've followed all the advice on free fixes such as checking Activity Monitor, removing large files and unused apps, making sure software is up to date, yada yada yada. It's got 2 GB in each of the 2 memory slots; if I upgrade this, will it help? Or is there anything else I can try before I take a hammer to it out of shear frustration?

Device:

Mac Mini Mid 2011

Status:

open

Original post by: Cynthia Replogle ,

Title:

Want to Gallagher my slow Mac Mini - help!

Text:

My Mac Mini has been getting slower and slower over time. It takes 10 minutes to start up, almost as long to wake from sleep, with Chrome pages ultimately loading incompletely. Yesterday I watched the spinning beach ball for several minutes after making minor edits to a Word document, then several minutes more when I hit save, ultimately doing a hard shutdown and switching to my work laptop instead.

I've followed all the advice on free fixes such as checking Activity Monitor, removing large files and unused apps, making sure software is up to date, yada yada yada. It's got 2 GB in each of the 2 memory slots; if I upgrade this, will it help? Or is there anything else I can try before I take a hammer to it out of shear frustration?

Device:

Mac Mini Mid 2011

Status:

open