Upgrading Mac Mini G4?

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  1. jerseyjim0 macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to upgrade the mac mini g4 to a intel processor or some other processor thats faster? Or motherboard upgrades? Well i appericate the help, and i hope there is an upgrade
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Basically no. You certainly can't upgrade to an Intel CPU...
     
  3. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    You can upgrade it as far as a 1.67Ghz G4 I believe. You'll get more speed out of her by putting in a faster 7200rpm hard drive, and more RAM if you haven't already.
     
  4. jerseyjim0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it already has 1gb RAM, and so putting a bigger HD in ill get little more? What kind of HD would i need for the g4 mac? I just want little more GHZ out of it, i need to find a way!!!!!!!1 THanks for the help!
     
  5. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Which Mac mini do you have? if its a 1.25 you can speed it up a little
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It has to be ATA, and you can't get any more "GHz" out of it.
     
  7. jerseyjim0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah its a 1.25. Really? i would only like little more, i would even to try to upgrade the motherboard.
     
  8. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    It may be possible to get an Intel logic board in there...but from my experience, an Intel mini logic board costs almost as much as a brand new Intel mini itself, so it's not really worth it.

    But, even though I have a 1.83 Ghz Intel mini, my daily computing is done on my iBook G4 1.33 GHz, and it's definitely sufficient for basic needs.

    Max out the RAM, get a faster hard drive, and your mini should be pretty speedy. :)
     
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  10. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    You can take it up to 1.42, max the memory and drop in a better hard drive. Thats about it. All you need to take it to 1.42 is a sharp razor blade.:)
     
  11. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    I remember hearing that you could upgrade it to the 1.67 found in the Powerbooks at the time. Or is it a different chipset.
     
  12. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    The CPU is soldered to the logicboard. It would be major surgery to change the processor for such a minimal gain.
     

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