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MacMini mid-2013 slow boot/program load

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MacMini mid-2013 slow boot/program load

My MacMini mid-2013, 4Gb 1333 Mhz DDR3, 2.5 Ghz Intel Core 15 and OSX 10.9 [Mavericks] is slow booting and loading Programs. Much slower than with OSX 10.8

Will additional memory (8 Gb max) improve performance?

Also, my son is upgrading to 13” Macbook Pro w/Mavericks. Should he opt for faster processor and 8Gb memory?
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You definitely want the 8 Gigs of memory, but if you want a fast boot, instead of getting the faster processor speed opt for the SSD drive. It makes an enormous difference to boot time.

I don't think Mavericks should be slower that 10.8 booting. The problem is likely that it is trying to load an incompatible app or process.  Try creating a new user and see if it is faster booting into the new user.
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