Mini 2010 processor upgrade

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  1. gstevie macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys, just wondering could I upgrade my mac mini 2.4 processor to a Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz Socket 775 1333FSB 4MB L2 Cache? I saw it for a good price and it's got me thinking. Not planning on it right now coz it's pretty fast after I upgraded it's ram to 4gb just thinking for the future, if not what's the best upgrade I could give it?
     
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    The CPU in 2009+ Minis cannot be upgraded. Only 2006-2007 Intell based Minis can they be upgraded.
     
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    2009 generation to current Mac Minis have the CPU soldered to the board. It is non-user replaceable.

    EDIT: Looks like somebody beat me to it.
     
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    Ahh well! Lol. Il put it out of mind then! Thanks for the speedy replies guys! Should have sprung for the bigger one when I bought it! Haha.
     
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    You would probably notice a bigger boost by installing a SSD for the boot drive. If you want you could update the RAM to 8GB later, but it's not needed right away.
     
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    I noticed a major improvement when I upgraded the ram the other day, it only had the 2gb and it was ok to sluggish. Put the 4 in and it's amazing now, can't believe I waited this long! Just thinking about maybe in a year or so when it might need another boost, so thanks for the heads up, il look into a SSD when they drop a bit (good bit) in price.
     
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    I don't think you'll notice much of a performance increase going 4 to 8GB RAM, but the SSD will make a big difference. SSD makes my Windows boots/shutdowns, switching users and starting/ending programs a lot faster. I love it. Maybe in a couple of years when the mini gets USB 3.0 then I can get a 2.5" SSD external and the backups will fly too. But I'm really not going to notice much because I don't babysit the backups. It's just nice to think about things to come. :rolleyes:
     

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