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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i thought we already understood that the mini wasnt made as a gaming or completely upgradable platform...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blackjaw wrote:
i thought we already understood that the mini wasnt made as a gaming or completely upgradable platform...

Certainly if someone buys the mini expecting to upgrade the video, they did a poor job at researching the item beforehand.

If you do ocassional gaming, the mini is still a fine machine. I play WoW, WarcraftIII, America's Army, and UT2004 on my mini a LOT and they all play quite well.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is ATIs memory shared from the system or its dedicated from the card?if its from the system can we unlock that and give more memory from ram?Or there is another way of getting more memory to our graphics cards,there is a site that do memory upgrades on pocketpcs www.ppctechs.com
many years now, i think another stack of memory on the 32mb or desolder and solder a bigger memory chip, lets say 128mb, is not something difficult for them.The only prob is if ATI will support and "see" the extra memory, but the are already ati radeon 9200 models with 64/128mb.I dont know many thinks about minis hardware i just think is a good idea.I there are anyone that knows, pls tell is that possible?I already dreaming a mini on 128mb graphics memory.....
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Mac mini tech Specs:

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* ATI Radeon 9200 graphics processor with AGP 4X support
* 32MB of dedicated Double Data Rate (DDR) video memory

I assume that it is seperate chips, but I haven't looked. I am not sure about the Mac environment, but on a PC it would also require a change to the video bios, I think. Mac probably has something equivalent.
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