Upgrade to SSD and 2GHz to 2.66GHz CPU in Mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by floridabrits, May 5, 2011.

  1. floridabrits macrumors newbie

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    Hi there

    I have a late 2009 Mac mini (3,1) with a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU.

    I recently upgraded to 8GB RAM and would like to put in a Solid State Drive and a CPU upgrade.

    I was wondering if anyone can help with answers to the following questions, or share their experiences?

    - Is it possible to replace the hard drive with a Solid State Drive in this version of Mac mini?
    - If so, where's the best value place to purchase an SSD?
    - Is it possible to replace the 2GHz CPU with a 2.66GHz CPU in this version of Mac mini?
    - If so, where's the best value place to purchase a CPU upgrade?
    - I did find this on Amazon.com? Will it work?
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000GGU09O/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

    Many thanks in advance for any help/advice.

    Regards...
     
  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    You can put a SSD in (same instructions as for putting a HDD in). See iFixit's guide.

    There are different brands of SSD to choose from e.g. Intel, OWC, OCZ etc.

    You can't replace the CPU though.

    If you have the 2Ghz CPU then you have the early 09 Mini, not the late 09.
     
  3. floridabrits thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Ok, thanks for the info... and yes you are correct - it is the early 09 model (my mistake!)...

    Thanks again...

    /g
     
  4. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    You're welcome. Hope you like your SSD upgrade. You may wish to take a look at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1125400

    Some older Mac Minis can have the CPU upgraded, but on both 09 Minis (they are very, very similar) the CPUs are definitely soldered on. This kind of info would be shown in a teardown of a Mac (these tend to be done fairly quickly after a new model is released)
     

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