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1.83 > 2.33 Upgrade worth the bother?

 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:28 am    Post subject: 1.83 > 2.33 Upgrade worth the bother? Reply with quote

Already got the Ram.

Already got the SSD.

Is the 1.83 > 2.33 Worth the hassle in your opinion?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're gonna open it up, for the RAM and the SSD, why not throw in the T7600? They look to be fairly cheap these days.

Make sure you get yourself a set of nylon nuts and bolts to replace the clips that hold the heat sink. I would also suggest taping the springs to the existing clips so that you don't lose the springs if the clips fly off when they are removed.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

honestly if you are going to upgrade that machine not a bad idea to upgrade i would recommend it if you want to keep your machine and cannot afford a new one but even if you replace the hard drive and the processor you are still limited by the system ram so remember that.

but i think you will find the upgrade might be better for your needs unless you have tons of money to blow on a new mini
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry. I was not descriptive enough.

I have already installed the ram and SSD. the processor is the last bit.... but am wondering what kind of performance increase will I see?

OR....

Would it be better to use that 70-90 bucks towards the new mac minis. ( that's 10% of the cost of a new one, roughly ).
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know which 1.83 GHz model you have so it could be a difference of going from the Core Duo to a faster, and more capable, Core 2 Duo; or from going from a Core 2 Duo to a faster Core 2 Duo.

If you're going from the CD to the C2D, I'd venture to guess maybe a 30% improvement. If you're going from C2D to C2D I'd venture to guess maybe a 25% improvement.

I'd say only you can determine the need for this. If you do a lotta CPU related stuff, it would be a good upgrade. Or maybe you just want bragging rights for the fastest early Intel mini around. Granted, it would still get trumped by about any of the newer minis quite easily.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I'd say your estimates are pretty close to what I've seen from benchmarking sites on the two c2duos.

Thanks for your input.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
If you're gonna open it up, for the RAM and the SSD, why not throw in the T7600? They look to be fairly cheap these days.

Make sure you get yourself a set of nylon nuts and bolts to replace the clips that hold the heat sink. I would also suggest taping the springs to the existing clips so that you don't lose the springs if the clips fly off when they are removed.

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Hi, so after all these years, the T7600 has become cheap enough for me. Where would one acquire the "nylon nuts and bolts" mentioned?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danfarmer wrote:

Hi, so after all these years, the T7600 has become cheap enough for me. Where would one acquire the "nylon nuts and bolts" mentioned?


I didn't need any. If you're careful, you won't either.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zymo wrote:
danfarmer wrote:

Hi, so after all these years, the T7600 has become cheap enough for me. Where would one acquire the "nylon nuts and bolts" mentioned?


I didn't need any. If you're careful, you won't either.


Cheers. Though at times I've been known to literally throw netbooks and laptops across a room when frustrated.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danfarmer wrote:
Zymo wrote:
danfarmer wrote:

Hi, so after all these years, the T7600 has become cheap enough for me. Where would one acquire the "nylon nuts and bolts" mentioned?


I didn't need any. If you're careful, you won't either.


Cheers. Though at times I've been known to literally throw netbooks and laptops across a room when frustrated.
As long as you do not throw your wife across the room Laughing
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