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Mac Mini Processor upgrade??
Posted by: prof
Date: July 25, 2009 02:41PM
Can this be used to upgrade a mac mini processor??

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Re: Mac Mini Processor upgrade??
Posted by: tahoedrew
Date: July 25, 2009 05:43PM
not previous Minis at least, it's got an 800MHz front side bus, the previous mini core duo (and core 2 duos) ran 667MHz FSBs, so I guess it would work but it'd only run at 2.1 GHz.

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Re: Mac Mini Processor upgrade??
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 25, 2009 10:16PM
The current mini can not be upgraded. It would work in the previous ones but it is a kind of a waste of money.



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Re: Mac Mini Processor upgrade??
Posted by: gabester
Date: July 26, 2009 12:54PM
I always forget the different technical names for the socket type in the old Intel Mac minis - I remember it's a Celeron/Pentium M socket, but that names been used a few different times over the years to refer to different socket types. The question here is, can a T9500 CPU be put into an old Mac mini socket.
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Re: Mac Mini Processor upgrade??
Posted by: DRR
Date: July 26, 2009 05:01PM
Socket M. The OEM C2D's were "Merom" chips.

I suspect the T9500 would work. However as tahoedrew pointed out, it's only a 3.25 multiplier so it would probably run at 2.16 GHz in a Mini.

2600 / 800 (its expected bus speed) = 3.25 (clock multiplier.)

3.25 (clock multiplier) x 667 MHz (the bus speed in any upgradeable mini) = 2,167, or 2.16Ghz.

AFAIK the fastest a mini can go is 2.33 GHz (3.5 clock multiplier) with the T7600. Those run about $250 shipped.
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Re: Mac Mini Processor upgrade??
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 26, 2009 06:13PM
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gabester
The question here is, can a T9500 CPU be put into an old Mac mini socket.
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It does not sound like it since the T9500 is a Socket P format and the original Intel Mac mini is a Socket M motherboard. Intel likes to screw around with socket specs about every 18 to 24 months to prevent people from doing this easily. It might physically fit but unless you can search Teh Intarnets and find someone has done it, don't bother. Intel is not the only one. Apple has screwed around with processors by ordering special processor runs (like for the original MacBook Air and the Apple TV). They even made it difficult to upgrade the CPU's in the new Mac Pro because they use a more delicate non standard model.

This was the fastest processor that was known to work. Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 Merom 2.33GHz Socket M 34W Model BX80537T7600. [www.newegg.com]
The cheapest place that implies they have it in stock is $510.



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Re: Mac Mini Processor upgrade??
Posted by: AllGold
Date: July 26, 2009 06:17PM
Grabbing some of the CPUs from Prof's link (click Intel Mobile, then select FSB=667):

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Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T7600 2.33GHz 4MB CPU, OEM
Specifications

* Mfr Part Number: LF80537GF0534M
* Process Type: Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T7600
* Frequency: 2.33 GHz
* FSB: 667 MHz
* Cache: 4 MB
* Process: 65 nm
* Socket: Micro-FCPGA
* Power Consumption: 34 W
* Package: OEM
* This processor is a Dual Core processor
* This ... more

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Part#: T7600
Price: $345.99

Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T7200 2GHz 4MB CPU, OEM Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T7200 2GHz 4MB CPU, OEM
Specifications

* Mfr Part Number: LF80537GF0414M
* Processor Type: Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T7200
* Frequency: 2 GHz
* FSB: 667 MHz
* Cache: 4 MB
* Process: 65 nm
* Socket: Micro-FCPGA
* Power Consumption: 34 W
* Package: OEM
* This processor is a Dual Core processor
* This ... more

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Part#: T7200
Price: $166.99

Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T5600 1.83GHz 2MB CPU, OEM Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T5600 1.83GHz 2MB CPU, OEM
Specifications

* Mfr Part Number: LF80537GF0342M
* Processor Type: Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T5600
* Frequency: 1.83 GHz
* FSB: 667 MHz
* Cache: 2 MB
* Process: 65 nm
* Socket: Micro-FCPGA
* Power Consumption: 34 W
* Package: OEM
* This processor is a Dual Core processor
* This ... more

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Part#: T5600
Price: $157.99

Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T5850 2.16GHz 2MB CPU, OEM Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T5850 2.16GHz 2MB CPU, OEM
Specification

* Mfr Part Number: LF80537GF0482M
* Processor Type: Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T5850
* Frequency: 2.16 GHz
* FSB: 667 MHz
* Cache: 2 MB
* Process: 65 nm
* Socket: Micro-FCPGA
* Package: OEM
* This processor is a Dual Core processor

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Part#: T5850
Price: $136.99

Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T5750 2GHz 2MB CPU, OEM Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T5750 2GHz 2MB CPU, OEM
Specification

* Mfr Part Number: LF80537GF0412M
* Processor Type: Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T5750
* Frequency: 2 GHz
* FSB: 667 MHz
* Cache: 2 MB
* Process: 65 nm
* Socket: Micro-FCPGA
* Power Consumption: 35 W
* Package: OEM
* This processor is a Dual Core processor
* This ... more

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Part#: T5750
Price: $124.99

Intel Core Duo Mobile Processor T2700 2.33GHz 2MB CPU, OEM Intel Core Duo Mobile Processor T2700 2.33GHz 2MB CPU, OEM
Specification

* Mfr Part Number: LF80539GF0532MX
* Process Type: Intel Core Duo Processor T2700
* Frequency: 2.33 GHz
* FSB: 667 MHz
* Cache: 2 MB
* Process: 65 nm
* Socket: Micro-FCPGA
* Power Consumption: 31 W
* Package: OEM
* This processor is a Dual-Core processor.
* This processor ... more

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Part#: YO-T2700
Price: $209.99

Intel Core Duo Mobile Processor T2600 2.16GHz 2MB CPU, OEM Intel Core Duo Mobile Processor T2600 2.16GHz 2MB CPU, OEM
Specifications

* Mfr Part Number: LF80539GF0482M
* Process Type: Intel Core Duo Processor T2600
* Frequency: 2.16 GHz
* FSB: 667 MHz
* Cache: 2 MB
* Process: 65 nm
* Socket: Micro-FCPGA
* Power Consumption: 31 W
* Package: OEM
* This processor is a Dual-Core processor.
* This processor ... more

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Part#: YO-T2600
Price: $125.00

Intel Core Duo Mobile Processor T2500 2GHz 2MB 667MHz CPU, OEM Intel Core Duo Mobile Processor T2500 2GHz 2MB 667MHz CPU, OEM
Specifications

* Mfr Part Number: LF80539GF0412M
* Process Type: Intel Core Duo Processor T2500
* Frequency: 2 GHz
* FSB: 667 MHz
* Cache: 2 MB
* Process: 65 nm
* Socket: Micro-FCBGA
* Power Consumption: 31 W
* Package: OEM
* This processor is a Dual-Core processor.
* This processor ... more

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Part#: YO-T2500
Price: $169.99

Intel Core Duo Mobile Processor T2400 1.83GHz 2MB 667MHz CPU, OEM Intel Core Duo Mobile Processor T2400 1.83GHz 2MB 667MHz CPU, OEM
Specifications

* Mfr Part Number: LF80539GF0342M
* Process Type: Intel Core Duo Processor T2400
* Frequency: 1.83 GHz
* FSB: 667 MHz
* Cache: 2 MB
* Process: 65 nm
* Socket: Socket 478
* Power Consumption: 31 W
* Package: Micro-FCPGA
* This processor is a Dual-Core processor.
* This ... more

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Part#: YO-T2400
Price: $88.88

My mini currently has a 1.66GHz Core Duo. For me, I think it would be between a T7200 and T5850. They both have the same 2.16GHz clock speed. The T5850 is cheaper because it has only half the cache of the T7200.







Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/26/2009 06:20PM by AllGold.
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Re: Mac Mini Processor upgrade??
Posted by: gabester
Date: July 26, 2009 10:02PM
OK...

Allgold - thanks for confirming that, if I have the time, my money is better spent playing with a hackintosh config (assuming I have all the parts except CPU, mobo, RAM, and video card) than bothering to upgrade the CPU on my old intel Mac mini.

I can't fathom spending more than $100 for any meaningful CPU upgrade to a 1.66Ghz Core Duo. It's too bad, because I was really hoping to snap a 3Ghz CPU in one day.
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