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I have a 2011 mid range mac mini and love the machine, however I have noticed a few things.  First off, it seems to be a bit on the slow side when multitasking. I have the standard 4 gigs of ram installed, but running programs like MS Word and Safari at the same time, the machine seems to struggle a bit.  Also I have noticed when doing a lot of file transfers via USB, the fan will kick up to high gear for a few minutes and then drop down.  Is there something wrong or is this normal?  I'm doing a time machine backup of 120Gigs, have safari open and activity monitor open. Activity monitor states 1.16Gigs free, 792MB wired, 961.4MB active, 1.12GB inactive, 2.84GB used.  VM size is 150GB, page ins are 962, outs are 380kb, swap used is 10.5MB.  Right now the fan seems to have slowed to a mid range mode of some sort and is not in high gear.

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