1.25 Mini memory upgrade & over-clock to 1.42

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by arragnod, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. arragnod macrumors newbie

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    Hey,
    I have a 1.25 G4 mini that I use at work. I want to upgrade the memory and I'm toying with the idea of overclocking it as well. Does it matter if I buy the memory for the 1.25 or the 1.42 G4 mini? Looking at a couple suppliers the specs look the same but their part numbers are all different. Example from crucial.com

    Memory specs for the 1.42 G4
    1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module
    CT431640
    Module Size: 1GB
    Package: 184-pin DIMM
    Feature: DDR PC2700
    Specs: DDR PC2700 • CL=2.5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR333 • 2.5V • 128Meg x 64 •

    Memory specs for the 1.42 G4
    1GB, 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC2700 memory module
    CT431637
    Module Size: 1GB
    Package: 184-pin DIMM
    Feature: DDR PC2700
    Specs: DDR PC2700 • CL=2.5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR333 • 2.5V • 128Meg x 64 •

    It doesnt look like it matters, does it? Anyone have any advice or know of any known gotchas?

    Here are the specs of my machine as it is today.
    Hardware Overview:
    Machine Name: Mac mini
    Machine Model: PowerMac10,1
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1.25 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 512 MB
    Bus Speed: 167 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.8.9f4
    Serial Number: G852776PTYV

    Memory DIMM0/J11:
    Size: 512 MB
    Type: DDR SDRAM
    Speed: PC3200U-30330
    Status: OK

    System Software Overview:
    System Version: Mac OS X 10.4.11 (8S165)
    Kernel Version: Darwin 8.11.0
     
  2. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    PC2700 is PC2700. Changing the CPU multiplier only changes the CPU speed.
     
  3. crezo macrumors newbie

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