Upgrade RAM, HD, CPU manually?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by irock101, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. irock101 macrumors 6502

    irock101

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    Hi,

    I am thinking about grabbing a mac mini today. I know i can upgrade the RAM and HDD, but what about the CPU? Is it replaceable?
    How much RAM is the max for the latest mac mini?

    Thanks
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    The CPU is soldered into the Logic Board. It can support up to 16 GB.
     
  3. thesaz123 macrumors member

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    You cannot upgrade the CPU, as it is soldered onto the logic board. Only in the very first intel minis could you upgrade the CPU, as they were socketed.

    As far as RAM, the latest mini maxes out at 16GB
     
  4. TjeuV macrumors 6502

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    Concerning the HDD, stock model comes with one HDD, server model comes with two. In any case it is possible to get to the HDD and switch those. It is however quite some work and not very easy as you have to take about everything out and you should be very careful while disconnecting cables.
     
  5. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    Thanks to you, I spent my entire weekend shopping upgrades for a Core Solo mini: T7600 (2.33). SSD, and N card!
     

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