Just upgraded from 512mb Ram in the Mini

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  1. 11070

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    to 1G baby! :love:
     
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    I just went from 512MB to 2GB in my Intel iMac... gave it a nice little speed boost!
     
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    how much improvement are you noticing? I'm thinking about upgrading mine as well
     
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    It's great! Things open up a lot faster. It boots a little quicker (of course, it's only been once as mine stays on for a week or so). I like the improvement. Well worth the $100. However, the labor was a bitch. I used the putty knives like some of the folks I have seen do it elsewhere. They make it look easy I swear. But, it's done and I'm happy.:)
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    I did a Gig and then went to a 7200rpm HDD. That made mine pretty good :)
     
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    should have done it with wires instead of a putty knife, i heard that turns out better
     
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    Wires? :dunno:
     
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    please explain...:x:
     
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    hold on, let me search dl.tv they did a short segment on one of they're shows, it was kinda interesting

    i'll be back soon
     
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    karma you reap what you sow

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    I used a pizza cutter to install 1GB in my Mini Intel. Worked just fine. I dont think I have the patience for the wire method. :dunno:
     
  13. Jack Imhoff

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    I used a kitchen knife to upgrade mine. I was careful and did it with no scratches or anything.

    For the person that said they upgraded to the 7200rpm drive, is it worth it? I have stock hdd and 1gb ram 1.25ghz ppc
     
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    Yea, it added some much needed "snappy-ness" to the package. I upgraded to a gig of ram, and that was nice as far as keeping programs open and the such, but the 7200rpm drive really added to the overall speed. I did some small video editing on it the other night and it was pretty decent. Until I started the encode process, that took forever!

    What I'd like to do is get an Intel Core Solo Mini and then slap a 2.0GHz Duo, 2Gigs, and a 160GB 7200rpm SATA drive into it. That will be a niiiiice speedy system!
     
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