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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How does apple explain the following from there website then:

"NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 128MB or 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory"

It says on their own website that you get 128 or 256MB shared with the main memory, so it sounds like there is no actual memory on the video card? Am I wrong in this thinking???


It's still a set, pre-defined, and non-changeable amount reserved for the video card.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jtfolden wrote:
bhost wrote:

How does apple explain the following from there website then:

"NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 128MB or 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory"

It says on their own website that you get 128 or 256MB shared with the main memory, so it sounds like there is no actual memory on the video card? Am I wrong in this thinking???


It's still a set, pre-defined, and non-changeable amount reserved for the video card.


You get 128mb shared with the main memory if RAM=1GB
You get 256mb shared with the main memory if RAM>1GB
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

breonwei wrote:
Sorry I'm not sure if this question has been asked or answered before.

I'm currently using Mac C2D (2007 model) connecting DVI to HDMI to my LCD TV. Which adapter should I get for new 2009 Mac Mini in order to connect to my LCD TV via HDMI? I know there is a 3rd party Mini DisplayPort to HDMI, but seems hard to get.


http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10419&cs_id=1041912&p_id=4852&seq=1&format=2


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macrob wrote:
You get 128mb shared with the main memory if RAM=1GB
You get 256mb shared with the main memory if RAM>1GB


I don't see *anything* directly saying that on the Apple site. It may be true but it's currently speculation.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jtfolden wrote:
It's still a set, pre-defined, and non-changeable amount reserved for the video card.

You'd better have a look at this, JTF. Note number 2 at the bottom of the Mac Mini "Tech Specs" page:
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Memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs.

In other words, the amount of memory allocated to the video card varies according to what the video card needs. Then OS X gets whatever's left.

jtfolden wrote:
Macrob wrote:
You get 128mb shared with the main memory if RAM=1GB
You get 256mb shared with the main memory if RAM>1GB


I don't see *anything* directly saying that on the Apple site. It may be true but it's currently speculation.

I hope that you're right there Macrob, but as JTF gently reminds us Wink, we need that to be confirmed. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:36 am    Post subject: Unboxing and a look under the hood!!! Reply with quote

Thank you macminicolo!!!

http://www.macminicolo.net/macmini2009.html
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: Unboxing and a look under the hood!!! Reply with quote

Nothing I appreciate more than take-apart photos of new Apple products.



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Thank you macminicolo!!!

http://www.macminicolo.net/macmini2009.html
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Unboxing and a look under the hood!!! Reply with quote

jdryyz wrote:
Nothing I appreciate more than take-apart photos of new Apple products.


Especially when they're someone elses new Apple products! Smile
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Ok so assume I am stuuupid for a sec, this dual display feature thingy, does this mean you can have something completely different on 2 screens?

I'll explain my idea here. I have been slowly putting together the bits and pieces to install a mini in the car but I would love to have something different going to 2 screens (1 in the front-like gps software- and one in the back-like a kids movie). Would I now be able to do that?

I am thinking yes, but with some mouse input like dragging one thing to the second display? And of course the splitting of the audio would be a problem as well I guess?

hmmm I'm thinking that using our 2 iphones is just going to be easier, but I have an issue there as well... might make a post in the iphone thread as well..
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Debating whether to jump the gun and purchase the low-end model or wait til the snow leopard update. Right now I've got the 2.4 macbook that came out ~a year ago, so if I bought the mini now I could just get the snow 10.6 family pack and update both.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

foodmetaphors wrote:
Debating whether to jump the gun and purchase the low-end model or wait til the snow leopard update. Right now I've got the 2.4 macbook that came out ~a year ago, so if I bought the mini now I could just get the snow 10.6 family pack and update both.


If you really want to, go ahead and buy it now, no reason to wait for buying an amazing little computer. I'll hold until around June or so to get the new Mac Mini for myself (even if Snow Leopard isn't out yet). If you really need a computer now, go for it, if you think you can wait a bit, than you can do that. ...I'm no expert, but I haven't heard anything about Snow's release date, but I'll have to assume Apple might wait until Windows 7 comes out (cause their marketing strategy involves them making Microsoft seem inferior/less user friendly; and only way to do that is wait for the rival product).

Like you said, you can always get the family pack to upgrade later, it's not a whole lot more than the single license. ...but than again, if Snow Leopard is right around the corner (which only Apple would now), they might offer some sort of incentive/discount to current buyers.

Sorry, don't think that helps, but just what I think. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyBoy wrote:
jtfolden wrote:
It's still a set, pre-defined, and non-changeable amount reserved for the video card.

You'd better have a look at this, JTF. Note number 2 at the bottom of the Mac Mini "Tech Specs" page:
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Memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs.

In other words, the amount of memory allocated to the video card varies according to what the video card needs. Then OS X gets whatever's left.

jtfolden wrote:
Macrob wrote:
You get 128mb shared with the main memory if RAM=1GB
You get 256mb shared with the main memory if RAM>1GB


I don't see *anything* directly saying that on the Apple site. It may be true but it's currently speculation.

I hope that you're right there Macrob, but as JTF gently reminds us Wink, we need that to be confirmed. Smile


Two users comments: they have purchased the cheaper model - after upgrading the ram the VRAM updates from 128 to 256.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=661197

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=9097463
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macrob wrote:
Two users comments: they have purchased the cheaper model - after upgrading the ram the VRAM updates from 128 to 256.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=661197

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=9097463

Thank you, Macrob. I have a feeling that the "How much VRAM?" question is going to come up again and again, so those links will come in very handy! Smile
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So $200 just for the hd and memory boosts. Definitely not worth it except maybe for someone who is not comfortable upgrading their own machines. Its odd that they offer the same processor on both machines. An almost more logical choice for the higher end model would seem to be 2.26GHz, 160gb HD, and 2gb RAM for the same price.
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ESUNintel wrote:
If you really want to, go ahead and buy it now, no reason to wait for buying an amazing little computer. I'll hold until around June or so to get the new Mac Mini for myself (even if Snow Leopard isn't out yet). If you really need a computer now, go for it, if you think you can wait a bit, than you can do that. ...I'm no expert, but I haven't heard anything about Snow's release date, but I'll have to assume Apple might wait until Windows 7 comes out (cause their marketing strategy involves them making Microsoft seem inferior/less user friendly; and only way to do that is wait for the rival product).

Like you said, you can always get the family pack to upgrade later, it's not a whole lot more than the single license. ...but than again, if Snow Leopard is right around the corner (which only Apple would now), they might offer some sort of incentive/discount to current buyers.

Sorry, don't think that helps, but just what I think. Very Happy


so many options, lol. now i'm having second thoughts on the mini. it wouldn't be that much of an upgrade over the macbook i have now, i'm thinkin what i may do is hold out and see if they release a quad core mbp and then sell my mb.
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