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pdovinh
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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(With a background in chemical engineering, I am familiar with just a little bit about the principles of thermodynamics. Uncontrollable heat generation or release are my biggest concerns... )


pdovinh granted, my point is upping the processor does not raise the heat significantly, if at all. The heat you are generating after the cpu upgrade probably isnt any different than before. The only diff anyone is seeing is when cpu intensive tasks are being done, and I'm sure same increase in heat will be seen whether or not you upgrade the cpu. And once you upgrade and double check that the fan is running correctly and everything else is within norms, I truelly believe its a waste of time to monitor anymore.
/whats the sense of monitoring while your ripping or rendering something which usually takes a long time to do. You or at least I get up from computer and do something else while this is being done. My machine would melt and I wouldn't know it happened till I came back in room or woke up if I let the task run overnite.


I concur with most of what you said above. My mini CPU was just upgraded only a few days ago, therefore I needed to monitor the temperature during various operations to make sure everything is okay. It's QA/QC ("quality assurance/quality control") type of thing for me. The other thing is that not too many people would spend $650 on a chip and not check their work carefully, especially temperature rise.

For me, it's a bad habit carried over from the days that I worked as an Apple Service Tech...

Lots of misinformation are posted everywhere on the net, sometimes out of good intentions, and I am glad that you were able to catch that last one. I looked carefully at the picture and the plastic pins didn't look like they were inserted all the way through. That's just me. I also noticed that the memory chip wasn't inserted into its socket either. Maybe the dude was really busy trying to make nice pictures for "illustration purposes"...I wouldn't even try to speak for the dude but I screw up pretty often and sometimes costly, just as you mentioned.

Thanks for contributing to my posts.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pdovinh, we all screw up! and I'm sure being an ex-Apple tech you've seen a lot of screw ups. If you look at the Slovac's first "after" pic I posted you will see that the pins are not inserted thru the motherboard yet. But the second "after" pic they are clearly pushed thru the board.
Also, if you look at the offset of the pin placement in the heatsink it is possible to put the fancage back on with the heatsink installed wrong. The right way of installing is with the pins that are close to the edge placed to the front.
With everything shrunk down so small and so tight it's imperative that everything goes back right or disaster can strike.

If you check out my other post tonite w/the crappy pic of one of my stock mini's running on 12v, is it something that everyone should just jump in and do.....Hell No! But it seems that just saying it will and does work is not enought for some people. They have to see pictures! Will the mini run under high cpu usage on 12v or while video chatting burning a dvd and encoding a movie? Probably not, but then again I didn't come up with the mod to do that! I came up with it so that full size drives can be used with the mini. 2x dvd recorders from the jae50 connection and 3.5" hdd using sata extension cable. These other drives must be powered by 12v from atx psu and once the 2x 5v power from the 2.5" and slotloading dvd are not being used, I'm sure everything else will run from same atx psu on 12v. and by splicing in the ground that has to be jumpered to pin #14 from atx psu's 20- pin connector to the mini's power switch, both the mini and the atx psu can be turned on or off with one switch.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

Just like to report back on the mini with 2.33 GHz upgraded CPU:

It has been ON continuously for almost 3 weeks with absolutely no stability problems--no crash, no freeze, no overheating, no hyperventilation, no noise, no smoke, no fire, no problems whatsoever.

I smile all the time now.... Very Happy Smile Surprised Laughing Cool Razz Mr. Green Wink Razz Mad Laughing Cool Confused Surprised Smile Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, mine isn't on all the time but i'm doing OK too. Avg temp ia 56-58C,higher when ripping a disk. I'm a happy camper. Now, we need a NEW upgrade idea!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How fast a CPU could I put in my 2007 C2D mini? I find the stock 1.83 to be quite fast but an upgrade would always be nice in the future.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that 2.33 ghz is the fastest they ever made in an Intel merom processor. No other C2D processor would fit in the mini's socket.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
I believe that 2.33 ghz is the fastest they ever made in an Intel merom processor. No other C2D processor would fit in the mini's socket.


Might be a good upgrade for me in a year or so.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Biggest problem with the 2.33 merom (Intel T7600) is the price. The best price I've seen recently is about $650 and so far, the prices of the merom line have stayed pretty steady, despite the fact that it has been eclipsed by the Santa Rosa line in mobile processors. This is more than you would pay for the mini, itself.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! I didn't know it was that much! I would rather just buy a 2nd mini..
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$350 on eBay

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Intel-Core-2-Duo-Mobile-T7600-New-in-Box_W0QQitemZ190159772149QQihZ009QQcategoryZ31532QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem
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