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Mac Specs: late 2011 mac Mini, 2.3 GHz core i5, 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3, Yosemite, Retina display iPad, Iphone 5S

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Activity monitor is telling you that you do not have enough RAM. Look at the "Page Outs" line in activity monitor, the higher the count, the more memory you are swapping from RAM to DISK. That will cause slowdowns.

RAM is cheap right now. Other World Computing Performance Upgrades; FireWire USB SATA Storage; Memory, more at OWC or Crucial RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com are excellent resources and can help identify what RAM that you require.

I always MAX out the ram on every machine that I have.

Bill
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