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Old May 23rd, 2006, 02:51 PM   #11
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works for me Macaholic
This RAM will work? If so, SOLD!
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 02:59 PM   #12
 
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I remember having the exact same conversation with on o the techs at Carbon shortly before I left. I was looking around in the service department and noticed there were very few minis compared to other machines.

I'm actually buying a mini this week.
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Lars, I have the same machine as you and I love it. I have it booted off an external FW drive, which gives it a slight speed bump too.

The only issues I can think of are the missing startup chime, which one of the Tiger updates fixed, and the hard drive "clunk," though now that I'm booting off the external, it's no longer an issue for me.

I doubt I'll be upgrading for another year to 18 months, but if I were upgrading now, I would have serious trouble deciding between a core-duo Mini and one of the new MacBooks. Normally, my aging iBook would be the one to be replaced, but the idea of slipping a new Mini under my 20" ACD and having a machine with the same form factor but 4x faster is mighty tempting.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 03:29 PM   #14
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Macaholic,

I'd give that one a shot. I originally replaced my stock memory with a Kingston 512MB DIMM., When I upgraded to 1GB I wanted a Kingston DIMM but they were out of stock so I bought Corsair instead. So far so good.

In BOTH cases, before I put the Mini's case back on I booted off the CD with the hardware diags on it and ran the full diagnostic. There is a memory test component. Passed both times. Gave me a bit more comfort

And I bought PC3200 instead of PC2700, just in case I need to use it in my PC later.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 03:32 PM   #15
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Yup the mini I had worked great, I gave it to some friends of mine and 2 months later the HD died-( 1 week out of warranty) Put in a new one and it sems to be off to the races now.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 03:42 PM   #16
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Thanks Howard2k

Anyone else??
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 06:12 PM   #17
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i bought the 1.4 as soon as it was announced, so i've had it for about 16 months or so. at the time i thought it was pretty speedy but i don't know whether it's because my HD is almost full (usually between 10 & 15GB free at any given time) or what, but I am noticing a hell of a lot of slowdown these days.... and I'm running 1gb of ram too.
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HELL KNOW!!!! my intel mini has been nothing but a pain in the ass... and it's not just me it's most intel mini owners from what i've read/hear.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 06:28 PM   #19
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HELL KNOW!!!! my intel mini has been nothing but a pain in the ass... and it's not just me it's most intel mini owners from what i've read/hear.
Elaborate.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 09:42 PM   #20
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I agree, please.
I've heard the exact opposite myself, people saying they're absolutely incredible. I responded though because I've wanted a new mac for a long while since I have little to no experience with them(couldn't afford one, but now that I can).
I've had my eyes on the mini for a long while, I was skeptical about the intel version at first with the DRM talk, but I'm back into the buying mood and have my eyes on the 1.66 mini duo with 1GB of ram. Please, converse, I'd love to hear about it.
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