Tech To Snow Leopard or not to Snow Leopard?

hollywoodbadgrl

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May 12, 2010
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Hi, I just got my first Mac Mini a few days ago and I noticed that it is sluggish and I keep getting the spinning beach balls several times a day. I am currently running leopard 10.5.8 and I was wondering if I should upgrade to Snow Leopard? Hope my specs help.

Model Name: Mac mini
Model Identifier: PowerMac10,1
Processor Name: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
Processor Speed: 1.42 GHz
Number Of CPUs: 1
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 167 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.8.9f1
 

annanas

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i would've said more RAM but that particular mac mini only supports up to 1GB :thinking: did you get the computer used? the easiest thing might be to just back up your files and do an erase-install from the computer's restore disk, there could be some (or a lot!) of old system files clogging things up.
 

Odette

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^Ditto. Back up any files (like music or documents) that you have on there now, and do a clean install of the OS (provided you have the install disc). There are a lot of websites that show you how to do this via Disk Utility.
 

hollywoodbadgrl

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It was used and all cleaned up when I got it. I think it's just gonna be my slow starter mac but that's ok. I am still happy with it for now until I am able to save up for a new one.
 

RaeBelle

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Unfortunately, Apple removed support for the Power PC processors, like the G4, with Snow Leopard. But it looks like the OP already knew that, oops
 

onegirlcreative

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Feb 11, 2008
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Upgrade that RAM.
i was just going to suggest that. my laptop has a 1.5 GHz processor but i also have 2 GB of RAM and it runs very well. but i also don't use it for anything more than internet browsing, etc.

and btw, even though you cannot upgrade to snow leopard, upgrading to a current version of an OS is not necessarily the best thing to do, unless you have a decent processor and RAM.