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  1. #1
    Some annoying but not terrible issues, is an upgrade in my future?
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    Some annoying but not terrible issues, is an upgrade in my future?
    This is my current machine:
    MacBook Pro (13inch mid 2012), 2.5 ghz , i5, 16 gig 1600 mhz, 1TB SSD, Mojave 10.14.3

    I'm not a power user, mostly emails, some photography, FB, the usual time wasting stuff. Lately, perhaps 2 or 3 times out of 10, my computer doesn't come out of sleep mode without a hard reboot. The last time it happened, it also reconfigured several things, desktop picture and icon placement, wiped out my email library and disabled email entirely. When opening up the dictionary, all letters were question marks, same thing happened with numbers in the calculator app. This all went away after another hard reboot. The computer wouldn't restart or shut down from the drop down menu.

    I DID upgrade a couple of days ago to 10.14.3, and it seems to be stable since then, but it's only been two or three days, so the jury is still out. I ran Onyx and Malwarebytes and both gave me a clean bill of health.

    I have made upgrades in the past couple of years, upped the ram to 16 gig and replaced the hard drive with an SSD.

    I'm curious when or if I should begin considering upgrading the computer to a newer model. At what point will the newest OS no longer be compatible with my machine? Bearing in mind that like I said, I'm by no means a power user.

    ken
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    Some annoying but not terrible issues, is an upgrade in my future?
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    My three common things o try (if not already attempted) would be 1. NVRAM, 2. SMC and 3. Safe mode.

    1 https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204063
    2 https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201295
    3 https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201262
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    Some annoying but not terrible issues, is an upgrade in my future?
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    Welcome back to the forums.

    Your MacBook Pro - 2012 model is already on the Apple "vintage" list and very likely Mojave will be the last version of macOS that it will accept. Having said that, as long as it serves your purpose and is useable, there is no point purchasing a newer machine unless you really want the latest and greatest.

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    Some annoying but not terrible issues, is an upgrade in my future?
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    Your MacBook Pro - 2012 model is already on the Apple "vintage" list
    He has the same one as I do, and MacTracker still lists it as "Supported". It only went out of production in Oct 2016.

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    Some annoying but not terrible issues, is an upgrade in my future?
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    Thanks for the quick replies.

    Ferrarr, probably sounds silly, but I've never done any of those things and frankly, it creeps me out a bit. I'll certainly give it a shot if the issues continue. Thanks !

    Chscag, Frankly the last thing I want to do is purchase a new machine. I'm still figuring out THIS one LOL. The latest and the greatest is low on my list of priorities. Enough balls for some moderate photo editing is about all I need, and that's why I updated the RAM and installed the SSD. It was a slug, even just using the native Photos program. I'm more than satisfied with the performance now.

    MightyGem, that is good to know. Probably good for another couple of years then.
    Few things in life will clear out the cobwebs more effectively than fighting an 80 MPH wind on two wheels.

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    Some annoying but not terrible issues, is an upgrade in my future?
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    Just curious, where did you purchase your Ram upgrade from? What brand is the RAM?

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    Some annoying but not terrible issues, is an upgrade in my future?
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    @MightyGem

    @hempomatic

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201624

    Note that the 2012 retina models are vintage. The 13" model (yours) will probably be vintage this year.

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    Some annoying but not terrible issues, is an upgrade in my future?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Just curious, where did you purchase your Ram upgrade from? What brand is the RAM?
    Dennis,

    Man, is my time line ever skewed. I thought I put the new RAM in a year, maybe 18 months ago. It was November 2015 ! It's Crucial RAM, purchased from Amazon.
    Few things in life will clear out the cobwebs more effectively than fighting an 80 MPH wind on two wheels.

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