Putting An Intel Core Solo in a G4 Mac Mini

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by iHateWindows, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2005
    Is it possible to do this with extreme modification? What about an Intel Core Duo?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2004

    You'd have to replace the motherboard, too...
  3. macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2005
    I suppose if you could find the motherboard and then buy a processor on NewEgg or something and rebuilt it... but then you'd have to get a copy of OS X intel legally somehow.. you could possibly make it fit. But, the price tag would end up being close to a new mini probably.. a 1.67GHz Core Solo is $250 on NewEgg I think, and not sure how much that motherboard would cost.

    Not to mention the possibility of really really screwing up everything..

    Oh and I do believe the new mini has a SATA connection for the HDD, so you'd have to find a SATA laptop HDD, and the new minis have different AE and BT antenas.

    So I guess.. it's impossible. The Core processor WILL NOT fit into the old motherboard.

    Edit: If you really wanna mod and it don't care about your warranty, overclock the old mini, put in a faster HDD.. things like that.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Jul 2, 2003
    New York
    yea seriously, in the end this would cost you as much as just getting a new mini. you'd basically need all the parts from a new mini, and put them in the old mini's case, and then you'd run into problems with the new ports on the back etc...

    really, if you want a core solo mini, save up for one ;)
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2006
    why would u wanna do this anyway....theres nothin wrong with 1.42 ghz mac mini

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