Mac Mini 1,66 GHz upgrade help please

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

  1. fekegy macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2009
    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

    Dec 14, 2009
    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

    Dec 15, 2009
    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


    Oct 29, 2009
    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

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