Core 2 duo mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Dotty, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. Dotty macrumors member

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    Hay there, i bought a mac mini a while back (intel 1.5 processor - no longer available) and now I'm thinking of upgrading it. Now i know that the new mini's ship with the core 2 duo processor, i was just wondering what the max core2duo chip is supported by my mac mini?

    Cheers.
     
  2. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Dotty,

    They still ship with Core Duo processors, and only 1.83GHz, so your model ain't that out of date.
     
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  4. Dotty thread starter macrumors member

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    So what core2duo chip would work? i read that someone simply swapped the chip with a 2.16 core2duo and it worked fine. Just wanted to know what people around here think. The 2.16 core2's are now only £120. Might be a very good, and cheap, upgrade for me.
     
  5. Dotty thread starter macrumors member

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    Intel Core 2 Duo E6400-2.13/E6600-2.4/E6700-2.6 would work perfectly fine?
     
  6. cube macrumors G4

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    Those are desktop (socket 775) processors. Apple does not use that.

    You have to look for mobile socket M processors.
     
  7. Dotty thread starter macrumors member

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    Screw that! I'm not paying £500 for a processor.
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Perhaps you should just consider holding onto your 1.5GHz Mac Mini a little while longer until Apple released new ones with Core 2 Duo processors and hopefully faster graphics. Perhaps at WWDC.... :)
     
  9. cube macrumors G4

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    And make another bad investment in a mobile-based "desktop"...

    Better have Apple come up with the minitower.
     
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  11. Dotty thread starter macrumors member

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    Well the T7200 seems a tidy processor. Few on ebay for about £140. Seems a tidy investment. I don't use my mac for games or stuff which requires a fast graphics card. I just bought 2gb (2x1gb) for £50 which is VERY cheap considering apple charges £150. Now looking to upgrade my processor.

    Anyone bought any CPU's from ebay?

    i was looking at http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250126159049

    Thanks for all the help so far!
     
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  13. Dotty thread starter macrumors member

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    I think the T7200 it is.

    How about temperature issues? I hear that it runs cooler than the coresolo?
     
  14. negatv1 macrumors 6502

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    I swapped out my core duo 1.6ghz with a core duo 2 1.6ghz (got a good deal). Benchmarks around 10% faster. Heat output about the same. Obviously the t7200 will run a bit warmer.
     
  15. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Somebody had a thread here yesterday about a fully modded mini. 2.33Ghz C2D, Wireless n card, 2G ram, 250G hard disk. He said the temp was about 10C higher, iirc.
     
  16. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    It would seem to me that the Mini is at about the end of it's life cycle. I would not expect any more updates to this forgotten Mac. instead hopefully we will see it replaced with something new, Maybe in inexpensive Mac w/o a monitor that uses desktop parts instead of laptop parts. <--(less expensive upgrades, expandable)
     
  17. negatv1 macrumors 6502

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    I haven't forgotten about my mini yet. It's there everyday I sit at my desk. And it's still on the Apple store. (Yet where are the brushed aluminum iMacs? :rolleyes:)
     
  18. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    One can only hope that this will be the case. Mac Pro Minis next Tuesday! ;) :D :apple:
     
  19. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    I upgraded my mini with the T7600. Cost my $659 though. Got the Core Duo 1.66ghz chip for sale for $95. PM me if interested. :)
     
  20. negatv1 macrumors 6502

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    $695? That is crazy, but more power to you. Literally. At that price I'd be tempted to buy another mini and split tasks between the two. :)
     
  21. jdryyz macrumors regular

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    Nope, it just means the Mini as a line is ridiculously out of date :rolleyes:
     
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    $659 brotha. :p
     
  25. jdryyz macrumors regular

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    Pardon my misquote. But, I still question a price tag that is more than double the amount for only a marginal increase in performance.



     

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