Mac mini getting slower and slower

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by onemacmini, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. onemacmini macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2005
    Hi There, i have a mac mini and it has slowly got slower. doing basic tasks such as opening a progam ( pages, safari) it sometimes struggles even if there is nothing else open. i have onyx and have ran all the bits in it. lost a gig in doing so! but it seems alot slower!??!?!:confused:

    The specs are 1.42 and 512ram and i have 30gig free hard drive space?

    should be quick but theres no power there??
  2. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    1. Rebooting is still sometimes necessary... I've found that my PowerBook with 1.5 GB of RAM starts getting a bit slower the longer it's gone without a reboot... I start getting beachballs in Safari, that sort of thing. I know people prize their uptime, but try restarting your Mac mini and see if that helps.

    2. 512 MB of RAM is barely enough to function properly. You'd be well advised to upgrade to the max, which is 1 GB of RAM. It should cost about $100 to do this, and then you can sell the 512 MB RAM stick and get some of your money back. My Mac mini runs really well with 1 GB of RAM.
  3. Calvinatir macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2003
    Yea, my mac mini is kickin butt with 1 GB, it was sorta slow with only 512MB. I'm sure you've done all the maintenance (permissions, daily, weekly, monthly tasks) but if you haven't then do them.

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