Putting An Intel Core Solo in a G4 Mac Mini

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

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible to do this with extreme modification? What about an Intel Core Duo?
     
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    Steve1496

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    You'd have to replace the motherboard, too...
     
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    mikemodena

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    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.
     
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    plinkoman

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    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 ;)
     
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    Shamus

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

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