saw this posted on another forum...can anyone confirm or dispel this statement? it is in reference to the core solo to core duo and possible merom upgrade.
i was contemplating buying the solo with future intent to upgrade, so i was wondering if the above is true.I've mentioned this before, but doing this will absolutely break your MacMini. I've even spoken to separate people at two unrelated Apple stores, and they confirm it. The CoreSolo's cooling fan is rated for a specific velocity to push out a specific cfm of air.
Replacing the CPU with a CoreDuo does not change that fan, so you will never cool it enough, which WILL prematurely wear your other components. Sure, you'll get a faster machine out of it, but it won't last as long as a proper CoreDuo or your original CoreSolo.
Its all about the cooling fan.