2011 mini server results

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by torchmedia, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. torchmedia macrumors newbie

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    Just finished upgrading my new mini server with the 120gb vertex 3 SSD and 8gb Kingston HyperX ram at 1866Mhz. For anyone who was doubting how fast these things are here is my geekbench report.

    http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/500414
     
  2. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    I have nearly the same setup but with 240GB Vertex 3 MAX IOPS. My 64-bit Geekbench scores under Windows 7 64-bit are insane.

    http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/488313

    Why Windows 7 64-bit? VMware Fusion 3 broke when upgrading my 2010 27" 2.93GHz iMac 32GB RAM, 240GB OWC ME Pro, 1TB WD Black. So I needed a solution for Windows and the Mac Mini Server was ideal to save desk space and I can use the monitor or RDP. Not to mention the extra horse power of a dedicated machine allowed me to have a centralized Windows Media Center server.
     
  3. chedda macrumors 6502

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    Boom

    impressive stats guys, i'm quibbling over an 8 or 16 gb ram upgrade at the mo.
     
  4. deafgoose macrumors regular

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  5. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    The Kingston Hyper X 1866MHz PnP modules are stable in both the dual core and quad core i7. I'm not sure about the i5. Some in the MacBook Pro forums have had issues with the early 2011 MacBook Pro's with i5 over 1600MHz.
     
  6. deafgoose macrumors regular

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    Damn, I guess the only thing to do is try it.
     
  7. deafgoose macrumors regular

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    The OEM mac mini server scored a 8573 and you spent maybe $500 upgrading the ram and HD to squeeze 1207 points.

    Do you feel it was worth it?
     
  8. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    A 120GB SATA III SSD is about $250 and 1866MHz memory can be had for $85.

    $250 + $85 = $335

    That's not a bad price for the bump. Apple's list price for 1333MHz 8GB cost more :eek:
     
  9. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Yes they are fast at good price!

    However stock mini in 64 bit actually gets around 9400.

    The Faster ram probably getting it to the 9700.

    Everyone think it is safe to run the faster ram?

    If so, im ordering a set. 9700 just sounds better!

    Windows 7 scores are amazing, why windows make it faster??
     
  10. torchmedia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes. I don't know what the difference would feel like for the ram upgrade alone, but upgrading to the SSD is a very noticeable upgrade.
     
  11. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    In my experience the faster 1866MHz memory helps with Lion animations.
     
  12. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    This is exactly true. Geekbench may not show much if anything for the SSD, but the real user experience will notice the SSD. It's pretty big! SSDs are such a leap over HD.
     

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