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Bandit Bill
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Mac Mini Gen 1 Solo upgrade ram help video Replay as HTP Reply with quote

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Hey I have a Mac Mini Generation 4 with 1.25 GHZ, 512 MB and was wanting to use it as a HTPC. I have installed the Flash hack to play version 11 adobe flash player and I was wondering does the upgrade in memory really help with video streaming? When I watch streaming it seems a little out of sync and jolty if you know what I mean. Does upgrading to a 1 gig stick help this? Or am I better to find another HTPC setup? Thanks in advance for your help, Vbosch


Buy something better. I have a 1.42GHz mini with 1GB of RAM and I find it pretty much unusable for full screen video. Even playback of 700MB .avi movies which are already on the hard drive are choppy to the point of being unbearable. It's like watching slow motion blocks moving around. I've tried a number of different video players with no success.

Get a core 2 duo machine as a minimum. Better yet get a new mini and 8GB of RAM.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: Mac Mini Gen 1 Solo upgrade ram help video Replay as HTP Reply with quote

Vbosch wrote:
Hey I have a Mac Mini Generation 4 with 1.25 GHZ, 512 MB and was wanting to use it as a HTPC. I have installed the Flash hack to play version 11 adobe flash player and I was wondering does the upgrade in memory really help with video streaming? When I watch streaming it seems a little out of sync and jolty if you know what I mean. Does upgrading to a 1 gig stick help this? Or am I better to find another HTPC setup? Thanks in advance for your help, Vbosch


upgrading memory alway in my case has added a lil speed, my mini has 512 then went up to a gig and wow lot better then up to 2 now at 3 gig and it fast.
for choppy video i would upgrade, cant hurt to try.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: Mac Mini Gen 1 Solo upgrade ram help video Replay as HTP Reply with quote

The most memory a G4 mini can address is 1 Gig.
Please don't recommend something that's impossible.

Input is good but only when its helpful.

Thanks!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:45 am    Post subject: Re: Mac Mini Gen 1 Solo upgrade ram help video Replay as HTP Reply with quote

billb wrote:
The most memory a G4 mini can address is 1 Gig.
Please don't recommend something that's impossible.

Input is good but only when its helpful.

Thanks!!


ya just noticed that sorry bout that
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can someone re-up the files needed to flash the firmware? They are no longer on file-upload.net.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://rapidshare.com/files/3754131535/Mac_1.1_1.2.rar
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:58 am    Post subject: Upgrade Reply with quote

Hi, I've upgraded the firmware.. Then the CPU and the memory..
This was a early 2006 core solo 1.5 but now a 2g c2d with 300g drive and 4g memory with only 3g showing. Putting a bit of life back into a 6yr old machine for next to nothing.

What I'm trying to find out is what os can I straight install now all this is done.

Would it be a retail copy of SL as I think you need a hack for lion to work.

Any help would be great...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get that retail copy of SL now while you can!

Since I lost interest in 10.7 I haven't quite kept up to date with installation on hacked Macs. So it might install without the hack, or it might not.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info, my macmini is now a 2.1 Very Happy
Also fixes the issue with it not recognizing my aluminium keyboard on boot (previously had to get into bootcamp with the IR remote).
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