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    Mountain Lion/Maverick
    rmaddtx's Avatar
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    Aug 26, 2009
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    Memphis, Texas
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    iMac 20"
    Mountain Lion/Maverick
    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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    Mountain Lion/Maverick
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    Sep 03, 2010
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
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    mid 2010 Mac Mini OS 10.6.8 (SL), 2.66 GHz C2D, 8GB RAM, 30 in. Cinema Display
    My opinion is you definitely need more RAM. 2GB doesn't go very far these days.

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    Mountain Lion/Maverick
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
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    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.5
    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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    Mountain Lion/Maverick
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    Aug 26, 2009
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    Memphis, Texas
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    iMac 20"
    Thanks Dogbreath, I added 8G's of memory and all is good. Appreciate your help.

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