Can minis still have their CPU upgraded?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by AVR2, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. AVR2 macrumors 6502

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    A shop near me is selling off their 1.8GHz minis at a tempting discount to clear stock before their 2GHz ones arrive. If I bought one of the older machines, could I upgrade the CPU at some point, or are the CPUs in minis soldered now rather than socketed?
     
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  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Blame Apple, not me.:confused:
     
  4. AVR2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Erm - I WAS blaming Apple, not you :confused:

    Perhaps I should explain; in the UK, people may say "arse" in response to negative news as an alternative to saying "****" or "dammit" or similar. It's a comment on the news they've been told, not on the person who told them.
     
  5. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    The previous generation Mini's (like the 1.83 GHz you talk about) have socketed CPUs, so you CAN upgrade it. Just the 2009 model Minis are soldered.
     
  6. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Some stuff just doesn't translate very well :)
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yep. Across the Pond, it's an insult to the person. No harm done. :D
     
  8. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Its socketed.
     

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