Getting a free mac mini, want to upgrade

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  1. adelacruz

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    Well my uncle has a mac mini with a pmu problem, everytime you want to turn it on th pmu has to be reset, i was thinking since it works itd be perfect for a media center since itd always be on anyway. I dont have a desktop, just my macbook which is why i was thinking of upgrading the processor and ram while im at it.

    I doubt i can go quad core but i have read reports of dual core upgrades. I want to stick in a 2.2 like the macbook and i was wondering how i could go about that and also what kind of ram it took, i have gig stick i took out of my macbook that i wanted to use for that.

    Also i cant find any info on changing or buying a pmu.
     
  2. TheWeasel

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    Gonna need more details on the machine. Is it an Intel mini or G4? Duo Core or Core 2 Duo?

    The price of a new processor is almost 1/2 that of a new Mac mini so it may not be the most cost effective thing to do.
     
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    i don't think you really need a whole lot of processor power for a media centre, i might be wrong though. i'd say instead get the ram and a bigger harddrive.
     
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    im pretty sure its the 1.5 core solo, i know if its the g4 i wont be able to do shit.

    I think ill be upgrading to the T7200, a 120gb 7200 rpm internal, ill keep my 500gb extenal hooked up to it. Ill also get the elgato eyetv and the 2gb of ram.

    I found the wire method for opening the case.
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    those upgrades will put you halfway to the cost of a new mini... you sure you can't come out a bit ahead by selling that one and pooling the money for a newer mini? :dunno:
     
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    i doubt i can get even 200 for it the pmu's fucked. if i can fix that i might sell it and do jst that.
     
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    so how are you planning on fixing the pmu problem first?
     
  8. adelacruz

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    Honestly i have no idea, i was just gonna keep it on 24/7 so i woldnt hav to deal with it.
     

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