will this mini cut it was a media center?

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

  1. macAssimilated macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    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

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

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    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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