Mac Mini 2007 Yosemite

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Ipad3man, May 23, 2017.

  1. Ipad3man macrumors newbie

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    My Mac Mini has VERRY choppy graphics, I have installed Yosemite with Mac Post Factor and I have no clue what to do to fix the Graphics and I need help bad
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    What year Mac Mini do you have?

    If you used Mac Post Factor I'm stipulating you have an unsupported Mac. 10.10 supports Early 2009 or later so I imagine you have a Mac Mini even earlier than that?

    The graphics card is likely terrible in your machine, which is why the graphics are choppy and partly why the system is unsupported in the first place. You may also be hitting the I/O limit of the drive and if it's corrupted this would compound performance issues. Furthermore if you have integrated graphics which are shared with system RAM, anything less than 4GB RAM would also contribute to sluggish animations.

    In conclusion: if you could provide specific details about your machine it would be helpful. However from your description it's more than likely you're hitting hardware bottlenecks which is causing the poor performance.
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    Ah, saw your other post. You have a 2007 Mac Mini with Intel GMA 950. The graphics suck on it and they were terrible even for the time. That iGPU barely runs Lion animations smoothly, let alone Yosemite.

    The hardware can't handle the OS. It's why your Mac was unsupported in the first place.
     
  3. keysofanxiety, May 23, 2017
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    keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    [Mod note: Merged two threads]

    Commented on your other post but you mentioned the exact model here. You have the Intel GMA 950 GPU. It's a terrible graphics card, even for the time. Problems are relating to the hardware bottleneck, along with the rest of it.

    This is the reason why your Mac Mini is unsupported for 10.10. It's because the hardware just can't deal with the OS.
     
  4. Ipad3man thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just need a fix for the graphics, everything else is fine
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    All I need is for the grapics to work, 4GB ram and thinking of a SSD and I don't have much money so that is my only choice
     
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    It's a Intel GMA with 128MB VRAM. There's no "fix". It's not powerful enough to run the animations. It's like installing Windows on a Pentium 2 PC. The hardware just can't run it to a suitable standard.
     

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