wow on mac mini (previous gen.)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by travisjacques, May 23, 2009.

  1. travisjacques macrumors member

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    so I have the 1.8ghz mac mini with the 512 mb. wow played okay on this mac nine until wotlk now I can't move in the major cities. is there Anyway to upgrade my current machine to have better performance? I've always run wow on minimal settings so not worried about those, just speed.
     
  2. zap2 macrumors 604

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    More RAM, with out a doubt would be my first move.

    Those guys(its a C2D right?) run 3.3GBs of RAM max, so you're best bet would be 2 2GB sticks, you'd be maying for about 700Mbs you wouldn't use, but the dual channel memory would boost you up.(should run about 60USD from crucial) Or 1 1GB stick and1 2GB stick( about 45USD from crucial). If money is tight, just a 2GB stick(like 30 w/ shipping)...and leave of the RAM you have in now. If its really tight 1 1GB stick is 20 shipped, which even that would be a nice jump.
     
  3. travisjacques thread starter macrumors member

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    money isn't tight at all, I was going to buy the UMB for better performance but if I can get it by just upgrading a little that's awesome.
     
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I wouldn't expect much improvement by adding RAM.
     
  5. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    You'd probably be better off selling it on and replacing it with a new Mac Mini with the GeForce graphics I'm afraid.
     
  6. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    In some cases I would agree, but 512 megs ram is nothing and upgrading it would help a bit.
     
  7. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I tried Wow on my 1.66Ghz CD Mac Mini with 1.25GBs of RAM, and it seemed fine to me(this was a while ago)...it shares the GMA950 for graphics, but its possible my standards were just low. I'd recommend checking out from WOW sites that talk about this too...uping the RAM at worst will leave you with a much nicer back up Mac if you're still unhappy with the FPS on WOW. But from what I've seen, it should run better
     
  8. bry223 macrumors regular

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    It would help TREMENDOUSLY. I used to play WoW on a old dell laptop with a 1.8ghz single core, 512mb of ram and a GMA950, wich is pretty close to the old mac mini, and it sucked, I added another gig of ram to 1.5gb's and my framerates doubled.
     

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