Very bad graphics performance on Mac Mini mid 2007 with OS X Mavericks

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MacOSdennis, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. MacOSdennis macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2014
    I have installed Mac OS X Mavericks on my mid 2007 Mac Mini, and installed the kexts for the 64 MB Intel GMA 950 also. The overall performance is not bad for a Mac Mini mid 2007. But the graphics are really bad, the effects are very bad and slow in things like Mission Control and Launchpad. Is there any solution for this problem?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Given that you installed Mavericks on an unsupported model, its really not surprising.


    I'm not sure what else you can do, other then maybe downgrade to something that is compatible to your model.
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604


    Jul 30, 2003
    Yes, the solution, unfortunately, is to forget Mavericks.
    It's the graphics chip, mate!
    The GMA950 can't be used with Mavericks. There is no fix, or even a workaround that will improve what you have.
    So, the real "solution" if you must have Mavericks, is to replace your older mini with one that does support Mavericks, such as 2009 models and later.
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2009
    The GMA 950 extensions obviously aren't working in Mavericks. Backdate to 10.7.5.

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