Mac Mini CoreDuo Questions

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by WannaGoMac, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. WannaGoMac
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    macrumors 68000

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    Ok, i was very disappointed with the Mac Mini refresh. New units are just too expensive for what they are. Heck the refurbished are as well.

    Anyway, I am considering the refurb Core Duo Mini.

    Few questions:

    1) Will Intel GMA 950 handle hi-def XVID decoding?

    2) Does upgrading the ram to 2gb myself void the warranty?

    3) Will running MS Windows in VMWare work well on this model Mini?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian
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    macrumors Penryn

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    Video decoding is processor bound and the Core Duo handles 1080p video well.

    I believe that upgrading the RAM will only void your warranty if you break something. I've replaced the RAM on about a dozen Mac minis without any issues.
     
  3. WannaGoMac
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    thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks.

    what about the use of VMWare Windows to run office 2007 etc?
     
  4. Eidorian
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    macrumors Penryn

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    You're going to want to max out the RAM to do that.
     

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