Resolved How to downgrade

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Contra1971, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Contra1971 macrumors member

    Contra1971

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    #1
    I purchased a Mac mini mid 2011 it has two gig of RAM and it is a 2.3 i5

    When I purchased it and used it ran fairly quickly but I upgraded it to Sierra now it runs very slow I never backed it up when it was running Lion

    Is it possible for me to downgrade back to Lion?
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You should keep it on Sierra and upgrade the RAM. You’re crippling the computer by trying to use it with 2GB.
     
  3. Contra1971 thread starter macrumors member

    Contra1971

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    #3
    Ok, I kinda figured that was the. Best option
     
  4. Contra1971 thread starter macrumors member

    Contra1971

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    well I took your advise and upgraded, I truly didn't think it would be much of a difference, on Window$ machine it is a difference but not a lot

    well heck, I am impressed at the speed, I just don't like how the video card isn't powerful enough to push up to my native resolution of 2560x1080

    PS I went from 2-1 gig stick of 1333
    to 2-4 gig stick of 1600
    and it runs at 1600 (or is says at least)
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The 2011 Mac Mini can drive displays up to 2560x1600px if you use the mini Displayport connector rather than HDMI.
     

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