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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Interestingly enough, the Mac Mini Server is stated not to be able to run Boot Camp. If this is only a 10.6 Server limitation or something else remain to be seen. Weird for a dual hard drive machine though.


If your buying the Server version to get the OS/X Server configuration, why in the world would you want to boot camp into something else?

Incidently, there is a rumor that the new Mac Mini under 10.6.2 should allow for 8 GB of Ram after the update they did a while back. Anybody hear any news on that?

Also, has anybody confirmed if the 2.66 GHz Mac Mini has a different cache up from 3 MB?


I'm steady looking online with everybody unboxing so far I haven't seen a 2.66GHz Core Duo 2 yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please forgive me if this has been I answered,but does anyone know if the processor is socket,or soldered in ?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I've read it is soldered in.
By the way the person who initiated this thread was right good job!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered the 2.26ghz yesterday , it is expected to be delivered today Very Happy ( Location : Belgium ) F**king fast Razz

I'm planning to update every year Very Happy Why I choose the basic is simple ...

I only need it for :
- Download at night ( we have download limits 100gb/month , and between 12am till 7am , u can download double ) So I can download a lot ( +-200gb ) Very Happy
- It's quite and uses less power than a normal Desktop
- Watch 1080p movies ( I connect this to my 32inch Full HD )
- Use for surfing the net , chat , ... the normal stuff Very Happy
- ...

I also own a Macbook Pro , what I use for school .

Used Windows laptops/Desktop for years , no more BSOD for me !

I Already love my mini Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zedtvl wrote:
From what I've read it is soldered in.
By the way the person who initiated this thread was right good job!


Thanks! I figured it was,but was hoping it wasn't. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I think it's more to do with a firmware (EFI) update that allows 8GB.
Got the link somewhere, can't find atm, sure I found it with some googling.

MacDSmith2 wrote:
Incidently, there is a rumor that the new Mac Mini under 10.6.2 should allow for 8 GB of Ram after the update they did a while back. Anybody hear any news on that?


Haven't found anything myself yet, but want to know this too...

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Also, has anybody confirmed if the 2.66 GHz Mac Mini has a different cache up from 3 MB?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't belive they did that, that really pisses me off!
When did they 1st start doing this, they never did it on earlier models!

Has anyone heard of someone unsoldering them and putting another CPU in?

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From what I've read it is soldered in.
By the way the person who initiated this thread was right good job!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they started with the early 09 mini. Anyway if they didn't solder it on, some people would have upgrade to 2.66GHz or beyond already before the recent update. Apple may have planned to do this as a follow on update and didn't want people doing it earlier thus negating their need to buy a new machine to get faster speeds.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah it's greedy IMO...

We already pay a premium for Apple hardware because we love the package as a whole.
Why shaft us again by doing suss things like that?!

So no one's heard of someone getting around this restriction?
I'm going to be the 1st in 20mth if I haven't sold & upgraded again Laughing

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I think they started with the early 09 mini. Anyway if they didn't solder it on, some people would have upgrade to 2.66GHz or beyond already before the recent update. Apple may have planned to do this as a follow on update and didn't want people doing it earlier thus negating their need to buy a new machine to get faster speeds.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1st hit's prolly the most informative....
http://www.google.com.au/search?q=8GB+RAM+mac+mini+2009&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-ahttp://www.google.com.au/search?q=8GB+RAM+mac+mini+2009&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a

jalyst wrote:
Yeah I think it's more to do with a firmware (EFI) update that allows 8GB.
Got the link somewhere, can't find atm, sure I found it with some googling.


MacDSmith2 wrote:
Incidently, there is a rumor that the new Mac Mini under 10.6.2 should allow for 8 GB of Ram after the update they did a while back. Anybody hear any news on that?


Haven't answered this one for myself yet, also interested in whether there's any subtle improvements 'VT wise'.

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Haven't found anything myself yet, but want to know this too...


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Also, has anybody confirmed if the 2.66 GHz Mac Mini has a different cache up from 3 MB?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By all accounts it's very tricky to do (which would explain why there's no example of anyone having done it yet)
And the expense/risk involved means you may as well sell and upgrade in 20mth+ instead. Sigh, greedy pricks.

jalyst wrote:
Yeah it's greedy IMO...

We already pay a premium for Apple hardware because we love the package as a whole.
Why shaft us again by doing suss things like that?!

So no one's heard of someone getting around this restriction?
I'm going to be the 1st in 20mth if I haven't sold & upgraded again Laughing


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sell and upgrade is the way to go but I would like to do so every 3 or 4 years.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mdgm wrote:
I think they started with the early 09 mini. Anyway if they didn't solder it on, some people would have upgrade to 2.66GHz or beyond already before the recent update. Apple may have planned to do this as a follow on update and didn't want people doing it earlier thus negating their need to buy a new machine to get faster speeds.


People, come on now. Apple didn't solder the processor chip in to shaft all you folks. They did it as part of the manufacturing process for reliablity and avoiding potential problems in a box that is not supposed to be opened. Not to mention the height problems of stuffing the heat sink and fan with the optical drive in the smallest possible space they could.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As always the answer more complicated than: "Apple did it to make more money!"
But I've no doubt one of the main motivations was for that very reason.

Anyway, I'll get over it ...
The good thing is they've got great reseal value, better than an equivalent PC.

So when the time comes to move to different CPU/Mem/GPU sub-system...
$$$$$$$$$$ Laughing


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even the new iMac 3.06ghz has 3mb L2 cache..

for the 2.66ghz to have 6mb L2 cache therefore is not possible.
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