Upgrading mac mini

Brannyh

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I am thinking of buying a mac mini with these specs

1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo Processor
2GB 667 MHz DDR2 RAM
Intel GMA 950 Graphics
250GB Hard Disk Drive
4 USB Ports
DVI Connector

I am wondering if I could upgrade the processor to i5 and the HD to a 1TB because I plan to use it for basic movie editing and I am on a $600-$800 budget (the computer cost $250)
 

glitch44

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You can't upgrade the processor.

You can upgrade the hard drive.

You should probably just buy a new 2010 Mac Mini instead.
 

Brannyh

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Ok

Ok i will just upgrade the hard drive, and if i need to do advanced work i will just use the macbook pro with the monitor,
 

Brannyh

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But hacking wise...

I just have one question, is having a new processor IMPOSSIBLE or not recommended? I am willing to hack and solder the motherboard if necessary.
 

Intell

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I'm guessing that this is an older 2006-2007 Mac Mini. On those it is possible to upgrade the CPU. They are socketed like any desktop chip and can easily be changed. The hardest part is removing the heat sink to change it. The fastest chip to can get for it is Intel Core2Duo T7600 @ 2.33Ghz.
 

Brannyh

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Thats what i will do!

I knew it supported intel core 2 duo but i guess it wont support the technology of today. :(
 

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