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stuff99

macrumors 6502
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May 11, 2007
390
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Hi folks,

I have the following iMac from 2007:

"The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 20-Inch (Aluminum) features a 2.0 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (T7300), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 4 MB shared level 2 cache, an 800 MHz system bus, 1 GB of RAM (667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-5300), a 250 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD+R DL "SuperDrive", ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics acceleration with 128 MB of GDDR3 memory, a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 20" glossy TFT Active Matrix LCD (1680x1050 native) display designed to "bounce sound off the desk below"."

I upgraded this to 4gb of RAM and 1TB HDD.

And I am currently considering upgrading to the base Mac Mini Model:

2.5GHz Mac mini
Specifications

2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
4GB memory
500GB hard drive1
Intel HD Graphics 4000
OS X Mavericks

How much faster will this upgrade be? Will the graphic performance be better as I do light gaming on occasion.

Please advise. Thanks!
 

blanka

macrumors 68000
Jul 30, 2012
1,549
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CPU about 3 times as fast
GPU 5-6 times as fast.
HD 10-20% slower (just get a Kingston SSD now for 60 bucks and make it a fusion for 5 times faster HD).
 
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jetblast

macrumors newbie
Nov 16, 2013
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I made the "upgrade" and for whatever reason the '07 iMac felt faster :(

Plus my magic mouse keeps losing BT connectivity with the mini. It's so frustrating.
 
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stuff99

macrumors 6502
Original poster
May 11, 2007
390
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CPU about 3 times as fast
GPU 5-6 times as fast.
HD 10-20% slower (just get a Kingston SSD now for 60 bucks and make it a fusion for 5 times faster HD).

Oh you can upgrade it yourself?
 
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