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antipop
04-12-2007, 02:27 PM
Hello everybody,

I've been out of the computer world for so long that I don't even know what it's going on now. Anyway, I think it's time to upgrade my core solo mini to something a little bit better.

I don't want to shell out thousands on that machine and I'm trying to know what are the good prices and choices to make. Also what priorities, should I upgrade the cpu first or add memory or change the hdd?

I saw an offer for a T7200 used for 210e is that a good price? Can I get a better deal on it?

Charles Wirth
04-12-2007, 02:40 PM
Yep, find a good price on a dual Merom core.

You can also upgrade the memory while you are in there. There is a black wide near the speaker that controls fan speed, remove it for high speed fan.

No need to reload or make any settings, all will be recognized automatically.

theelectic
04-12-2007, 02:40 PM
If you don't already have 2GB, add more RAM. 2x1GB of DDR2-667 RAM should be <$150US. More likely <$125US. With my iBook going from 512MB to 1.5GB was the best move ever.

antipop
04-12-2007, 02:45 PM
Yep, find a good price on a dual Merom core.

You can also upgrade the memory while you are in there. There is a black wide near the speaker that controls fan speed, remove it for high speed fan.

No need to reload or make any settings, all will be recognized automatically.

What is a good price ? Any clue if I'm looking to shop in the US? I didn't find anything in the sale section here, use to have more choice before

wa77ss
04-14-2007, 07:50 PM
Id say just get the cheapest Merom out there.

You wont see any difference in response time from a T7200 compared to a T7600G, unless of course you are doing encoding or lots of prolonged processing.


200$ish I'd guess for a low end Merom :toast:


Check out newegg.com

antipop
04-15-2007, 04:25 AM
Just bought a T7200 for 200€, jst need to open the mini open and switch it :)

Now I need to think about adding a gig of ram and a new HDD, any ideas about that? Is it better to have a 160 5k4 drive or a 100 7k2? I just wish I could find a 160 7k2 drive :)

ps I'm actually thinking of putting my 120 5k4 drive from my macbook into the mini and put a 7k2 drive in the macbook but I need the space too :-S