Mac Mini- MB138LL/A C2D 1.83 720p?

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  1. quicksilver77 macrumors 6502

    quicksilver77

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    Wondering if the MB138LL/A Mini with C2D 1.83 and 1gb of Ram will handle 720p videos. I have ripped many of my movies to mkv files and I am worried that the GMA built on Video card will cause me issues. Some of my files range from 1.56gb to 4.6gb in size. I pick up the machine on the weekend so any help woudld be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. davids8477 macrumors 6502

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    Should be fine for 720p, you could have issues with higher resolution.
     
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    your make and model machine is the borderline for 720p.

    most of them should be good but not all.
     
  4. quicksilver77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    Since you have the mini, why don't you just play the files and see how they play?
     
  6. quicksilver77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I didnt have the machine until yesterday and my post was made before i got it. It handles 720p files fine but would like better performance in Plex with the Aeon skin hence my post about upgrading RAM.
     
  7. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    upgrading the ram is a must 1 gb is a bit low today and as your mini has a intel gma 950 its shared graphics which makes it even more important to upgrade ram PC2-5300 DDR2 sodimm your mini can take 1 gb in one slot and 2 gb in the other so 3 gb ram in total , so if you got the money upgrade to 3 gb , if not just upgrade to 2 gb thats should improve things significantly , if you really want to spend something as you need to open the mini anyway to upgrade the ram ,upgrade to a 7200rpm harddrive
     
  8. davidkhilliard macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    Just wondering have you upgraded the Memory and if so what is the highest resolution you can play? I have a friend that is selling his MacMini just like yours. My question, will it play 1080 with 3GB of Memory?

    Looking forward to your reply,

    Thank you
     
  9. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    1080p playback is dependent on the CPU, not RAM. Usually a 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo is considered the baseline for most 1080p playback.
     
  10. davidkhilliard macrumors newbie

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