Upgrading mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Brannyh, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Brannyh macrumors member

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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)
     
  2. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  3. Brannyh thread starter macrumors member

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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,
     
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    Hey, take a look at the thread that goes something like"Is 2010 Mini fast enough?" just started today.;)
     
  5. Brannyh thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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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.
     
  7. Brannyh thread starter macrumors member

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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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    Could you post the link to the CPU you are going to buy?
     
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    @skipriverstone Oh haha i just found that web site on everymac.com
     
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    Opppses

    2.66 and 2.33 *sigh* I need to write these things down!
     
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    Thanks!

    Thanks for your help I think i will purchase that one on craigslist for $250!!!!
     
  17. Brannyh thread starter macrumors member

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    Reliablily

    I would like to see it in person before I buy it so I know its good!
     

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