will this mini cut it was a media center?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by macAssimilated, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. macAssimilated macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
    I want to stream hulu and stream content from this mac mini a1103 to my atv, would these specs cut it?

    Processor: 1.25 GHz Power PC
    Memory 1GB DDR SDRAM
    CPU Speed: 1.25 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 167 MHz
    Hard Drive: 40gb
    OSX: 10.4.11
    ATI Radeon 9200:
    Chipset Model: ATY,RV280
    Type: Display
    Bus: AGP
    VRAM (Total): 32 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x5962
    Revision ID: 0x0001
    ROM Revision: 113-xxxxx-116
    Resolution: 1440 x 900 @ 75 Hz
    Depth: 32-bit Color
    Core Image: Not Supported
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Quartz Extreme: Supported
    Rotation: Supported
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    No, as it still uses an old CPU, and G4 CPUs are not really cut out to play Flash video, unless you have Dual G4.
  3. macAssimilated thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    at least a 1.83 c2d from 2007. if you can do diy that can be upgraded quite a bit.

    if you are plug and play you want a 2009 2.26ghz with 4gb ram and a 7200 rpm hdd wd scorpio black 320gb is fast.
  5. Karnivore macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2010
    5400 RPM HDD's should be sufficient for serving up media.
  6. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    I agree, as mass media for consumption only has data rates only of up to 2MB/s, and any older ATA drive can deliver that, even the 4200RPM models.
    And viewing video via Flash (be it SD or HD) will not have a better performance with a faster HDD.

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