The little engine that could! Mini vs. DP867

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jeremy.king, May 11, 2005.

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    jeremy.king

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    So I got my RAM upgrade today for the server (aka. my mac mini) and am running at a maxed 1GB. To those wondering if its worth it? H-E-double hockey sticks YES! My little beast even surprised me - quick, zippy, responsive...

    After upgrading the mini, I dropped the extra 256MB chip into the powermac and I figured I would see how it dominates the mini on xbench score. Believe it or not, the mini came within 2 points of my Dual 867 workhorse...and thats with the weak disc performance!

    Needless to say, I am very very impressed with the performance improvement. Of course I paid a premium by ordering from Crucial, but why risk getting bad ram, right?

    Heres some links.

    Powermac DP 867 Mhz/1.25GB/60GB 7200RPM benchmark - (117.02)
    http://ladd.dyndns.org/xbench/merge.xhtml?doc2=111411

    Mac Mini 1.25Ghz/1GB/40GB 5400RPM? benchmark - (115.40)
    http://ladd.dyndns.org/xbench/merge.xhtml?doc2=111408

    Yeah, I realize that benchmarks mean nothing but I got to say I am pleased nonetheless.
     
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    Steven1621

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    I've wondered about the mini as a server. I question if its cooling is capable of functioning on the level needed for that purpose. Also, could a 7200 RPM laptop HD be substituted?
     
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    jeremy.king

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    Seems to run cool enough, however, I can't say my website is a high traffic site :eek:

    You can replace the hard drive, but you have to take half the machine apart to do so. I think an external is probably a better choice for the cost.
     

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