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Mini: Upgrading Core Solo to Core Duo?
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EmmEff
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Aug 27, 2006, 09:40 PM
 
Anybody done this? Where can I get a Core Duo for a good price? Is it difficult to crack open the Mini and do this upgrade? I'm pretty competent around PCs (been building my own for 20 years now)
     
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Aug 27, 2006, 09:52 PM
 
Yes, many people have done it. Some have even upgraded to (pre-production samples of) Core 2 Duo. Newegg has the chips with good prices; I think the 1.833Ghz makes the most sense in terms of performance/price. ifixit.com has the guides to take minis apart.
     
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Aug 27, 2006, 10:00 PM
 
Thanks for the info/confirmation. I agree that the 1.83 looks like the best bet.

I never considered a Mini before but have a chance to buy a used one for a decent price.
     
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Aug 28, 2006, 12:35 PM
 
it looks like a fiddly job, dunno if I'd trust myself, would a pc repair place do this if you asked them i wonder?
     
   
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