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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:43 am    Post subject: older Mac Mini upgrade Reply with quote

having limited computer knowledge ...i have a 2005 Mac Mini with OS X 10.3.9.....needing to upgrade should i buy a new 2011 or go to the apple store and find out what i need to upgrade to......any help would be appreciated
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your mini can't really be upgraded, beyond just the memory.

I would suggest that you look up the various versions of the mini that have come out and then look on eBay for something matching what you are looking for.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:15 pm    Post subject: Re: older Mac Mini upgrade Reply with quote

jake61 wrote:
having limited computer knowledge ...i have a 2005 Mac Mini with OS X 10.3.9.....needing to upgrade should i buy a new 2011 or go to the apple store and find out what i need to upgrade to......any help would be appreciated



jake your budget has meaning. if you can spend about 600 you can buy this


http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MC815LL-Desktop-NEWEST-VERSION/dp/B004YLCLM6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1322608433&sr=8-1

and two of these


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231266





total is just over 600.


now you have very old software so a lot of what you have on your old machine may be trapped on it.

Hard to tell if that is your case.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly i can answer this very quickly.

1. do you have a lot of powerpc based software that you run on this macintosh right now???

If you do you might want to hold onto your older machine to run older programs and get a new machine it will run you about 600.00 plus 100.00 for the apple care warranty i recommend apple care with the new unibodys because they have had hard drive failure
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