Mac Mini 1,66 GHz upgrade help please

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fekegy, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. fekegy macrumors newbie

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    I have a Mac Mini 1,1 Core Duo 2006 model.

    1,66 GHz
    1GB memory
    60GB 5400rpm Fujitsu hard drive

    I'd like to upgrade it to 2GB memory (2x1GB) and a bigger 200 - 250GB 7400 rpm hard drive.

    I don't care about increased noise, but will I have problems with overheating?

    Thanks for the responses :)
     
  2. milton.sheaf macrumors regular

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    The Mac Mini can easily house a 7200 rpm drive with no heat issues. I have a Hitachi 7k200 in mine. Memory upgrades will not affect temperatures at all.

    Also, you can run smcFanControl and turn up the fan speed just slightly to offset the additional heat. I upgraded my Mini 1.66 with a 2.33 Core Duo processor. I used smcFanControl to turn the fan speed up a bit, and now my temperatures are even cooler than they were with the 1.66!!

    Upgrade away!
     
  3. fekegy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the response.

    What do you suggest?

    Leave the hard drive inside and buy an external hard drive?
    Or just upgrade it?
     
  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    You can get more external storage for less $$ than upgrading the internal, if that matters.

    but if you are going to pop it open to put in more RAM, might as well add a drive

    They have ram and drives here, plus videos on how to install

    http://www.macsales.com/
     

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