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Can i upgrade my macMini after ive bought it?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:52 pm    Post subject: Can i upgrade my macMini after ive bought it? Reply with quote

i have been hanging around and waiting, and saving and researching for over 6 months now on what mac to get.
i decided to get a mac mini.
my one question is this.

should i wait a bit longer and in doing so saving up more money so i can get the upgrade to 1 gig from 512?

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buy it now and upgrade later by myself?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a Mac Mini a couple of weeks ago and had no trouble upgrading the RAM myself. I'd say get it now.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would buy the mini and do the memory upgrade later. $100 sounds like a pretty good deal from Apple, but you loose out 512MB stick. The mini only has one memory slot. You'll get to keep the 512MB stick if you upgrade the memory yourself. You might be able to use it somewhere else or for a backup. Unless, you are scared to open the case and don't feel comfortable working inside computers. If that's that case, just go ahead buy it from Apple.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Apple store or Certified Reseller should be able to do any upgrade you want that was done in BTO.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey
what do you guys reckon the odds will be that when i buy it i get the 1.5ghz model rather then the 1.42ghz?

and...

how are the graphic cards? the 32meg? is it any good? what sort of stuff can i do on it? would it restrict me...and would the upgade to the 64 be much difference?

ps. do ya reckon they would send the 1.5ghz models out to Australia yet?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh, and speaking of upgrading, i dont know how to open the mini up yet.
i dont want to hurt the computer, but im not sure how to do it.
can you tell me?
i just bought my mac mini.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:34 pm    Post subject: opening her up... Reply with quote

The best way I've tried to open my mini is using a pallete knife. At least that's what they're called in England. The things a decorator uses to spread filler in small holes in walls/doors etc.

The flat, wide blade slides inbetween the joints a treat. You then pry the top off the base with no damage. (At least when I did it).


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out this article form Mac World http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/editors/2005/01/macminiinside/index.php
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:17 am    Post subject: And Reply with quote

Here's a QuickTime video.
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