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1.66 Mac Mini CPU upgrade question

 
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Jarola
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 10:23 pm    Post subject: 1.66 Mac Mini CPU upgrade question Reply with quote

Hello,

This is my first post.

I just purchased a 1.66 ghz mac mini on ebay for $200.00 to use as my htpc. After reading some posts here I decided I will upgrade the mini once I get it.

My question is, is there any difference in cpus for the upgrade? I plan on purchasing a t7600, the max from what I have read.

I just want to make sure I get the right one.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The CPUs come in two types. BGA, or Ball Grid Array, and PGA, or Pin Grid Array.

You want the PGA one, or a BGA one that has been converted to PGA.

For the T7600 the PGA part would be the SL9SD.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks SC!
Do you happen to know if I can flash the firmware to accept ram > 2gb? If so, where might I find the DIY.

Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but you should make sure both of the memory sockets are working before spending the money on two 2 GB sticks.

http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29896

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