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My Mac is nearly 5 years old, with 2G memory,350G HD, and was running Maverick OS.. I was having a problem with the spinning wheel continuously coming up even with the simplest of task. I was told that Maverick was to much OS for 2G of memory, I backed up everything wiped the HD clean and re-installed Mountain Lion. Now I am having the same results with this OS as with Maverick. I need to know from you that know, would it be better to re-install maverick or stay with mt.lion? I still haven't figured out what is causing the spinning wheel. All help would be appreciated! Thanks
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My opinion is you definitely need more RAM. 2GB doesn't go very far these days.
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If you provide the computer details we could advise how much more memory it will take. 4GB as a minimum and more if it can handle more.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Thanks Dogbreath, I added 8G's of memory and all is good. Appreciate your help.
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