How do I flash the bios of a Macmini 1,1 to be a 2,1

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MacHaris, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. MacHaris macrumors member

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    How do I flash the bios of a Macmini 1,1 to be a 2,1?
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Mac's don't have a BIOS to flash. The 1,1 and 2,1 are actual model identifiers, physical devices. If you want a 2,1 you have to buy it.
     
  3. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Actually while you are right about macs not having a BIOS, there is an EFI flash that updates the 1,1 to 2,1. It hey have the same hardware, but by flashing a 1,1 to 2,1, you get to use 4gb of Ram instead of 2.

    OP, do a search. I even created a tutorial around it a couple years back....
     
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    No kidding, I was not aware that could be done.
     
  5. MacHaris thread starter macrumors member

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    Can you give me the link to your tut?
     

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