Just Got My 2.3 Quad Stock - 10992 Geekbench

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by fa8362, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    10992 32 bit. Wow. Audio processing that used to take 10-15 minutes on my late 2009, now takes 4-5 minutes.
     
  2. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    What are you running for memory and Hard Drive?
    I received mine today and it was chocking on Parallels, Safari, Mail, iTunes, Calendar and Contacts all being open. Spinning balls all over the place.
    Of course I haven't received my 16GB RAM from NewEgg yet. It'll hopefully be here tomorrow and all will be OK.
     
  3. fa8362 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm running 16GB of Crucial and the stock 1TB 5400 RPM hard drive which is fast. Obviously not a SSD, but fast nonetheless. I debated whether to get the stock SSD, but I'm glad I didn't. I'm going to buy a thunderbolt eSata connector with that money instead. I have a lot eSata external drives.
     
  4. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    I'm with you on the stock drive. I just sold a 3 month MacBook Pro Retina with the 256GB SSD. While fast, I was always checking disk space, drove me crazy.
    If and when 512GB SSD gets to around $300 then I'll putt the trigger.
    I'm so tempted on this SanDisk Extreme 480GB SSD for $363.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006EKIQYM/ref=nosim/?ascsubtag=FWb83f0b&tag=fatwalletcom&linkCode=as1
     
  5. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

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    With just basic stuff open and not being used over 3GB RAM was tied-up on my 2.3GHz Mini.

    I can't imagine running Parallels with only 4GB RAM. Wait and see what happens after you install the new RAM. Give Parallels enough RAM to do its thing. I expect that you will see a marked improvement...
     

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