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Well I think I will have to go with an 8gb ram. Activity monitor shows that my ram usage is 3,99 most of the time.

After upgrading to Yosemite, the overall experience is a bit slower. Not bad though. Just a bit.
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Only count wired RAM and active..

look at you pages to see if you need more RAM


Edited by GermanyChris - 10/17/14 at 1:25am
 
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Only count wired RAM and active..

look at you pages to see if you need more RAM


They took out the pie chart in 10.9. It's one of the improvements/advancements they've made in OSX lately rolleyes.gif
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CMD + Option + Escape

There is also CMD+TAB and then "Q" on the app if you want a quick way to force quit an app. I know I am a little late to the discussion, but if the OP is thinking of more power for his your current 2012 Mac Mini, then I think a SSD and RAM upgrade would be a better choice than the $699 2014 model. At 699 you 8GB of ram a newer I5 and Iris graphics. You will have the 5400RPM HDD and the Iris graphics are not an amazing jump up over the HD4000 that's in the 2012 model. A larger SSD and 16GB of ram can be had for your 2012 Mac mini for a lot less than $699 and will make your 2012 Mac Mini fly faster than the 2014 Mac mini at stock. Just my 2 cents
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iARDAs! How are you sir? smile.gif

I would also do the SSD and the RAM upgrade. You will get the same or similar processor performance and upgrading those other components will help. Cheaper than going with a whole new unit too. thumb.gif
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Only count wired RAM and active..

look at you pages to see if you need more RAM


Yeah that screen is a bit different in Yosemite but I figured out and it seems like you are right. I was looking at the wrong place. smile.gif

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There is also CMD+TAB and then "Q" on the app if you want a quick way to force quit an app. I know I am a little late to the discussion, but if the OP is thinking of more power for his your current 2012 Mac Mini, then I think a SSD and RAM upgrade would be a better choice than the $699 2014 model. At 699 you 8GB of ram a newer I5 and Iris graphics. You will have the 5400RPM HDD and the Iris graphics are not an amazing jump up over the HD4000 that's in the 2012 model. A larger SSD and 16GB of ram can be had for your 2012 Mac mini for a lot less than $699 and will make your 2012 Mac Mini fly faster than the 2014 Mac mini at stock. Just my 2 cents

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iARDAs! How are you sir? smile.gif

I would also do the SSD and the RAM upgrade. You will get the same or similar processor performance and upgrading those other components will help. Cheaper than going with a whole new unit too. thumb.gif

I watched few videos on youtube and I am not sure If I can handle swapping the HDD. Rams are easy but HDD is a bit more work and I've got clumsy hands. I will wait for my brother in law and when he comes to Turkey from USA, he can help me with it.

How does an SSHD perform on the mac mini? SSDs are a bit expensive really. And I would not want to put anything lower than 500GB.

I am fine btw Kyle. smile.gif Thanks for asking. Hope all is well with you too thumb.gif
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Yeah that screen is a bit different in Yosemite but I figured out and it seems like you are right. I was looking at the wrong place. smile.gif

I watched few videos on youtube and I am not sure If I can handle swapping the HDD. Rams are easy but HDD is a bit more work and I've got clumsy hands. I will wait for my brother in law and when he comes to Turkey from USA, he can help me with it.

How does an SSHD perform on the mac mini? SSDs are a bit expensive really. And I would not want to put anything lower than 500GB.

I am fine btw Kyle. smile.gif Thanks for asking. Hope all is well with you too thumb.gif

It is fairly easy actually to swap the HHD in the 2012 Mac Mini, I have done it twice on the two I maintain. While SSD's are still pricey, they certainly are cheaper than a new one that is not that much better, if better at all, than what you have. IRRC there is a total of 7 screws that have to be removed.

See this Link As far as SSHD's go, i am not sure how they fair in OSX, but I know they should be a bit better than a HDD, but still far slower than a SSD.
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How does an SSHD perform on the mac mini? SSDs are a bit expensive really. And I would not want to put anything lower than 500GB.

I am fine btw Kyle. smile.gif Thanks for asking. Hope all is well with you too thumb.gif

The swap is not terrible, but I can appreciate the hesitation at the same time. I am used to taking them out and that is helpful.

I have installed a number of the Hybrid drives from Seagate for customers. They are not the full SSD feel but do help. It is a really nice middle ground between the regular HDs and the SSD. I would have no problem recommending them to you.

Glad to hear all is well. I see ya on Steam sometimes. Just never dropped a line.
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There is also CMD+TAB and then "Q" on the app if you want a quick way to force quit an app.

That's just regular quit, but it's definitely super handy when you want to close a bunch of apps in a row. I'm always disappointed when I want to do the same in windows or Linux and the feature is just not there.
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Originally Posted by GermanyChris View Post

Only count wired RAM and active..

look at you pages to see if you need more RAM


They took out the pie chart in 10.9. It's one of the improvements/advancements they've made in OSX lately rolleyes.gif

I can't go higher on that computer if I do I lose the ability to print fom Ai, it's still on CS3. I have CC coming for it but it's going to take a while so for the time being I'm where I am.

*edit* So you don't think I'm too much of a luddite here's the other work Mac.


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