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Do you think a "G5" mini would be a good idea?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:16 am    Post subject: Graphics upgrading ... is it possible? Reply with quote

Shortly after testing my nice new mini mac's performance I realised it needed more ram, so I added a 1 gb strip. Needless to say, it made a big difference! I then installed my new game "World of Warcraft". So far it has run fairly well however I do need to keep the game in its mid level settings to run smoothly.
I am wondering if it is at all possible to upgrade the mini's graphics from its 32 mb card to something in the 64 to 128 range? If not, is there any other way to enhance the graphics? Let me know.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was originally posted by member Colt .45

How do you overclock the video?

http://thomas.perrier.name/software/ATIcceleratorII.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LouieMacGoo wrote:
This was originally posted by member Colt .45

How do you overclock the video?

http://thomas.perrier.name/software/ATIcceleratorII.html


Great! Now is there a hardware way to do it? Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No you can't increase the memory. You can play around with the software mentioned above and make some frequency changes, but that's about it. Your poll should be changed to what Intel processor would you like to see in the mini. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be nice if someone made a firewire graphics card if that was even possible?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
Your poll should be changed to what Intel processor would you like to see in the mini. Wink


Acctually Steve Jobs said that there will be some new PowerPc stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure there will be a mini or two between now and then! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

serpent wrote:
It would be nice if someone made a firewire graphics card if that was even possible?

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Thats would be awsome.

But there aint no way to put another Graphics Card in your Mini?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roblemmen wrote:
But there aint no way to put another Graphics Card in your Mini?


You can -- System Board Swap! Twisted Evil

I hope when the next Mini hits the market that some enterprizing company will provide upgrade system boards or a trade up program!

Alas -- wishful thinking... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously, I'd rather they wait till they come out with an Intel-powered mini to make an update. Regardless, I won't be buying another PowerPC Mac. Certainly not because I have anything against PPC...I'm just anxious to get my hands on the "next Mac".
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