Mac mini dying?

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  1. Ereptor, Mar 15, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2015

    Ereptor macrumors newbie

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    I have been a PC guy all my life and used to think i was fairly proficient with tech and IT. However about 4 years ago after having two kids i bought a mac to help simplify things. So here is my problem. I can't watch youtube ( it is very slow and jumpy ) I can't have more than 2 programs open at once ( slow, freezes, or takes me to the login screen ) and even if i have only one program open it is still slow. Okay so specifics:

    Mac mini (Mid 2011) (OS Yosemite 10.10.2)
    200 GB free of the 500 GB hard drive
    383GB free of 3TB External Harddrive
    16 GM of 1333 DDR3 Ram
    3 monitors

    Okay my questions.

    I have had 3 monitor set up for at least 3 years and haven't had a problem but i am wondering if that is part of the problem. but when i turn two of them off it doesn't get much better.

    I have my itunes and iphoto and stored on my external harddrive. I am not sure if that is causing some of the slowness.

    My CPU load playing youtube and typing this is about 40-60% with 40-50% idle.

    Also I have most of my documents on drop box. I am trying to free up everything i can on my internal drive and keep everything else on the external on the cloud.

    What am i doing wrong? Is it dying and on its last breath? Is there anything diagnostically i can do? Help!

    Thanks for looking .
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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  3. Ereptor thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. gpspad macrumors 6502

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    You think of trying to run a standard benchmark test and compare it to a similar model?
     
  5. Ereptor thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    Run the Apple Hardware Test

    This would seem to be a good place to start:

    https://support.apple.com/en-za/HT201257


    First two steps:

    1 - Shut down your computer. Then, press the power button to turn it back on.

    2 - Press and hold the D key before the gray startup screen appears.

    3 - …………..
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    With Yosemite, you really need an SSD to deliver [at least what I would consider] an acceptable level of performance...
     

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