2006 MacMini CPU replacement

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Bug-Creator, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502

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    Hi there,

    After 4.5 my MacMini literally bit the dust after being crash-happy for a week or so.

    On opening it I found that the cooler was covered in a thick layer of dust (not really a suprise) so I do have the hope that I only fried the CPU :eek:

    Orginally it was a 1.86 CoreDuo but if does still work why not go to something more beefy. AFAIK I could use an Core2Duo up to 2GHz but Intel's naming/typing convention is more than confusing (to say the least).

    Time to get the point :

    For what numbers/names should I search in eBay ?
    Best option would:
    - buy low end CoreDuo or CoreSolo for an Euro or 2.
    - test wether it works
    - pay more for the best CPU that can be bought at a reasonable price.
     
  2. The-Pro, Jun 4, 2011
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  3. Bug-Creator thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would this one be ok ?

    FleaBay

    And would this one work as testbed ? The orginal 1core Mini only had 1.5GHz AFAIR.

    More FleaBay

    Sorry for the german links, should still be possible to decipher the specs :rolleyes:
     
  4. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    That was the link (1st) i was looking at aswell :D the 7600 should work according the the link i posted. check there though

    the second link im not sure about. dunno why it shouldnt though. You know i can probs get the CPU for like 10 euros, so go for it id say
     

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