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Can upgrade to Quad Core from a 1.5Ghz Core Solo Mac Mini

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November 13, 2009 1:13:32 AM

Can I add a Quad Core Duo into my Mac-mini to replace the current 1.5Ghz Core Solo ?
If so what is the correct model# to suit.

Thanks. http://img.tomshardware.com/forum/uk/icones/biggrin.gif
November 13, 2009 2:00:29 AM

You'd have some serious heat issues if it is possible.

Also, since it's apple, I'd bet they have the CPU soldered into the board.
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November 13, 2009 2:08:52 AM

HibyPrime said:
You'd have some serious heat issues if it is possible.

Also, since it's apple, I'd bet they have the CPU soldered into the board.



Fortunately it is not soldered in - It is socketed.
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November 13, 2009 2:27:49 AM

Then you need to find out if it's in a socket 775 or a mobile variant.

If it's the actual Core Duo (not Core 2 Duo), then it's the mobile variant, core duo CPUs were never released for desktops. If thats the case it might be a little difficult to get an upgrade.
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November 13, 2009 2:33:07 AM

Thanks. I have checked and it is a socket 775 device and it has 1.5GHz Intel Core Solo markings.

Model Name: Mac mini
Model Identifier: Macmini1,1
Processor Name: Intel Core Solo
Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 1
L2 Cache: 2 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MM11.0055.B08
SMC Version (system): 1.3f4
Serial Number (system): YM6084KFU35
Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-

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November 13, 2009 2:38:34 AM

You sure it's socket 775? I double checked, and intel never made socket 775 core solos. The entire yonah line were the mobile variants only.
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December 1, 2009 7:33:11 PM

it is not 775. it's an M(mobile)479. the best you can do is an intel C2D t7600 (2.33ghz) sl9sd (fcpga). available on ebay for about $250.
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December 8, 2009 12:11:03 AM

Thanks everyone that responded. I have decided that is probably cheaper to purchase the latest model 2nd Hand if possible.

Cheers. Grahame :o 
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