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  1. It sounds like your speed issue was mostly with...

    It sounds like your speed issue was mostly with the original slow 500gig "spinner" HD (4gig of RAM is fine)...and with the install of the new SSD...all is good...congrats!:)

    As member MacInWin...
  2. If they can do something like you...

    If they can do something like you mentioned...where they remove the old RAM (desolder)...and install some sort of new/more RAM (and solder it back in)...this falls into the category of "anything is...
  3. It wasn't clear when you said "MacBook Pro" if...

    It wasn't clear when you said "MacBook Pro" if you meant a 15" MacBook Pro (you did mention "mbp 13" as well).

    I would say if you're new to Apple computers...getting a 15" MacBook Pro right off...
  4. Members are just trying to help...and sometimes...

    Members are just trying to help...and sometimes when trying to help folks with issues...we need to make educated guess's.

    What member IWT suggested is not unreasonable...fresh installs of the OS...
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    Can you try visiting the website in question from...

    Can you try visiting the website in question from a 2nd computer at the same location as your Mac? This way we can 100% be sure that it's either your Mac or something outside your Mac (such as the...
  6. As member ferrarr mentioned...unfortunately RAM...

    As member ferrarr mentioned...unfortunately RAM in Late 2014 Mac-Mini's is not upgradeable. 2014 Mac-Mini's need to be configured at the original time of purchase with as much RAM as it will ever...
  7. Yes...4th issue went out this week...and the...

    Yes...4th issue went out this week...and the newsletter mailing is a ramping up process. Thus not everyone would have gotten week 1, 2, 3, and 4 (for example I didn't get week 1 or week 2). I...
  8. This may depend on how your specific email...

    This may depend on how your specific email program is set up. With Apple Mail...the subject line for the newsletter is "Mac-Forums Weekly Newsletter". Shows up very clearly that way in Apple Mail...
  9. Just in case...check the Trash...and make sure...

    Just in case...check the Trash...and make sure it's been emptied.:)

    - Nick
  10. Just as an FYI. There are also other...

    Just as an FYI. There are also other alternatives to Microsoft Office...FreeOffice as you mentioned being one of them.

    I'm not as familiar with FreeOffice (seems like a newer product)...but...
  11. Hello Diane. You should be receiving the...

    Hello Diane. You should be receiving the Mac-Forums newsletters. Please check your spam/junk email folder...just in case it's going there.

    As far as a sign up area for the Mac-Forums...
  12. Will investigate.:) - Nick

    Will investigate.:)

    - Nick
  13. No problamo...we will integrate a newsletter...

    No problamo...we will integrate a newsletter direct link to the website home page ASAP!!!

    Thanks very much for the feedback artmaker. Really appreciate it.:)

    Your Mac-Forums Team
  14. If this is the case...do you have anything...

    If this is the case...do you have anything installed (and running in the background)...that might be periodically using up CPU/GPU resources? If you're playing a game that needs lots of CPU/GPU or...
  15. Great additional question Ian. I was just going...

    Great additional question Ian. I was just going to edit & add that to my reply:)...but you got to it first!;)

    - Nick
  16. Ashwin asked some great questions...please share...

    Ashwin asked some great questions...please share what you know.:)

    I have one additional question. Is this an online game/games...or game/games installed locally? If online games...game...
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    I don't know how many seconds or milli-seconds...

    I don't know how many seconds or milli-seconds this usually takes (in the past)...but pushing & holding the power button is not always a great idea...since pushing and holding the power button can...
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    @davemathews, You need to verify 100% what...

    @davemathews,

    You need to verify 100% what model computer this is so we can properly help out. The information provided in post #1 of this thread (and the first quote in this post) is way too...
  19. Thanks very much MrSoul for such detailed info &...

    Thanks very much MrSoul for such detailed info & investigation!:)

    In case you didn't know...for the most part...the average Mac-User compared to the average Windows box user...is not quite as much...
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    What you want is a full retail install disk...NOT...

    What you want is a full retail install disk...NOT a gray-colored install disk. These gray disks shipped with a brand new computer...and are model specific (not useable by any model).

    - Nick
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    Really need to get yourself an install CD/DVD of...

    Really need to get yourself an install CD/DVD of some sort...so you can boot from something other than the internal HD. I would suggest Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) or 10.5 (Leopard). Best place to get this...
  22. If so far nothing obvious can be found to explain...

    If so far nothing obvious can be found to explain the slowness...I would recommend looking more closely into to what moderator Slydude mentioned in post #11 of this thread. If this iMac has a...
  23. Yes...if this is an older model iPad mini...we...

    Yes...if this is an older model iPad mini...we all run into this eventually if we keep our devices long enough. We all hit an OS/iOS dead end.



    The reboot is what I would have...
  24. Thanks for the extra info. Very unusual that a...

    Thanks for the extra info. Very unusual that a brand new computer would be slow like this.

    Two more question's. The 3rd image from post #1 above displays the storage devices your iMac is using...
  25. Since this is a 2017 model iMac...can you please...

    Since this is a 2017 model iMac...can you please verify if this is actually a "brand new iMac"...or a previously owned iMac that you purchased recently? This makes a big difference in how we...
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