My Mac Mini is upgraded to Super Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by kennyli, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. kennyli macrumors regular

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    #1
    Just want to share with you guys the fun of DIY :)

    Orginally was a 1.83GHz C2D with 1GB RAM, 80GB 5200 HD, and a Combo-Drive

    2GB RAM = US$20
    320GB HD = US$100
    8X DL Super-Drive = US$50

    Now, 1.83GHz C2D with 3GB RAM, 320GB 7200 HD, and 8X Dual Layer Super-Drive

    Next steps, will upgrade the CPU to 2.33GHz :D
     

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  2. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    how are you planning to upgrade the CPU? isn't it soldered? or is that just with the Macbooks and imacs?
     
  3. The Hammer macrumors regular

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    It might just be the new mini's that are soldered.
     
  4. OneMike macrumors 601

    OneMike

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    nice upgrade. was this a mini you purchased new or what?
     
  5. kennyli thread starter macrumors regular

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    Previous version of Mac Mini have a socket for CPU. You can upgrade it for yourself. Check the instruction here:

    http://www.hardmac.com/articles/69/
     
  6. kennyli thread starter macrumors regular

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    It was used and purchased in eBay. The cost is US$330. Addding the cost of upgrade materials ($170), making a total $500.
     

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