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  1. God's Child
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    I have a late 2012 Mac Mini. Itís only on El Capitan and it moves slower than a grandpa slug. I asked about if I could get it running well again a long time ago in this thread, and while Iíd have to review it again and see if Iíve tried every suggestion, so far nothing Iím doing is working. Iím just kind of fed up with it all, and Iím honestly wondering if I should just see if I could sell it and put that money towards a new and better computer. Itís concerning if I canít even get it to run well on a very outdated OS. Do you think it would be worth trying to sell it? Iím still having trouble finding out what itís going for, although this thread seems to shed some light.
    "They will walk after the LORD, He will roar like a lion; indeed He will roar and His sons will come trembling from the west." - Hosea 11:10
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    If you hadn't already, you could beef those up w more RAM (8, possibly 16GB) and a replacement SSD as storage (e.g. 256GB). That should also be able to get you up to Mojave or Catalina, if you are lucky*. It would still be sluggish compared to new models, but would be acceptable for routine apps (browser, email, office, mild arts).

    If you need zippier performance, best to bite the bullet & move on.
    Not sure what you can get for them.


    *sometimes upgrades work, sometimes not. Sometimes it works for a while and then a minor update will brick it. Have had all 3 happen to my late2012 macminis here on campus.

    Note that BigSur is NOT compatible with those models, so you have no further upgrade path.


    Scott
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  3. If it gives you more headache, I say sell it and invest in a newer one but before you do check your budget and how much you could get from selling your device
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