So I recently acquired an Intel Core Solo Mac Mini, and being the curious person I am, I can’t leave well enough alone. So I decided to take upon myself the task of making it a bit more modern. By modern, i mean capable of running more than one Chrome window at a time with everything else closed.
What’d I do? I took the 1.5 GHz Core Solo chip out and immediately replaced it with a 2GHz Core 2 Duo, bringing a 500 MHz clock increase 64-bit support, and of course a second core. I also doubled the ram from 1GB to 2GB. It’s definitely running a lot better. The specs now more closely match my Core 2 Duo iMac than my G4 Mini. and it definitely can handle everything I’ve chosen to throw at it so far.
I’ve created a monster mini and I’m entirely happy with it. The…
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