Performance of Mini after Tiger-to-Snow Leopard upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by aep1974, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi all. I'm a newbie and have a question that I don't feel comfortable asking on the Apple forums. I have a Mac mini 10.4.11 (Tiger). I am planning on purchasing the $29 Snow Leopard upgrade (I've already read a thread on here discussing if that can be done). I am wondering about how the performance of my mini will be after the upgrade. If it will be less than stellar, perhaps it's time for me to bite the bullet and buy a new Mac. But if I can avoid that, I (and my wallet) would be very happy.

    The reason for this quickie upgrade is I bought the iPad and didn't inquire as to minimum requirements beforehand. It's probably the only question I didn't ask in my iPad research.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Well first, check that your mini is actually capable of running Snow Leopard. You say it came with Tiger. Later G4s came with that too, and they will not run Snow Leopard.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    agreed, name the specs. i upgraded a G4(1.67) laptop from tiger to leopard to use the new iphone, and it runs horrible. so i got a new mini lol.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    1.66 Intel Core Duo
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    You can definitely install Snow Leopard on it.
     
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    thejadedmonkey

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    But you might want to upgrade to 2gb of RAM.
     
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    kilowattradio

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    I run SL on a 1.66 MM and it works fine. You need the max of 2GB of ram though. I have noticed that sometimes graphic intensive flash video will seem slow, but my DVD movies play fine on it.
    Don't use it as a game machine with intensive graphics either.:D
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks all for the info!
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Mac Mini with 10.4.11 won't upgrade

    Hi....

    I have decided to switch all of our computer systems over to Mac and in a couple of the less intense areas I bought three mac mini's for those places.

    They are the 2006 era production with the four USB Ports and the large video output...

    1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo and OS 10.4.11

    When I attempt to upgrade to either 10.5 X or SL 10.6.X I always get the message that the OS X can't be installed on this machine. I get the message on all three machine.

    Can someone help me? At this point since we just got the computers there is no data to protect or application to save.

    Thank You.
     

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