MacMini Upgrade?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by seabass069, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

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    With a new version of the MacMini out, where can I buy a new motherboard and processor for my MacMini. I have a 1.42 with 32mg of video. Since I have been reading that a newer MacMini, 1.5 and 64 mb of video is in production, can I buy the new parts?
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    Nelson, BC. Canada
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    It may be cheaper overall to sell your existing model and buy a new one...
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    feakbeak

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    Michigan
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    The Mac Mini uses a custom-designed ITX mobo with the GPU and other various chipsets mounted directly on the board. Apple doesn't sell this part and you'd be hard-pressed to find a suitable replacement for an upgrade. If you did, it would be costly and very difficult to replace.

    You are probably better off buying a new Mac Mini, or if you are interested in upgrading your hardware often, buy a PowerMac or build a PC if you don't mind Windows so much.

    I'm more like you, I like upgrading things myself but Mac doesn't let you do that much other than with the pricey PowerMac line. I bought a Mac Mini to take OS X for a spin and I am impressed with it so next time I buy a Mac (if I can't buy and install OS X on generic x86 hardware) I'll be getting a PowerMac. It would be a beautiful thing to build a nice AMD-based box that I could keep updated and dual-boot OS X and Windows. *keeps fingers crossed*
     

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