Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 in a Mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Smyleetx, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Smyleetx macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone had any success getting a chip like this to run in their Mac mini? I'm interested to see if anyone has had any positive results.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can't upgrade the CPU in 2009+ Mac Minis and there is no way that'll work in older Minis.
     
  3. willshela macrumors newbie

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  4. Westyfield2 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple solder their CPUs to the motherboard don't they?
     
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    may be a special epoxy on 2009 and 2010 mac minis, but as of today no one has pulled a cpu out of a 2009 or 2010 mini and upgraded it. Then gave the web pictures or video of the upgrade. If anyone finds it I would be right on it. i would love a 3.06 or a 3.33 in a mini even a c2d 2.66 c2d just does not cut it any more.
     

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