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-Nick"(from 9/26/2013 mail) Installed a used 1.83Ghz Core 2 Duo T5600 in my wife's Mac Mini Core Solo and upgraded the RAM to 2.0GB. Today I upgraded my Mac Mini Early 2006 1.66GHz Core Duo to a used 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo T7400. I had a difficult time getting the pins out of this Mini.The hardrive in the mini crashed and I figured it would be a good time to install the T5600 in it. My wife's Mini made me wonder why people were having problems getting the pins out. Took 10 minutes to get one pin out as one side kept expanding when I tried to push the pin through the CPU hole. I plan to install 10.7 on the 2.16GHz machine just to see if I can get it to work.5/15/2013 report has notes on ML/OS X 10.8.3) (from 12/13/2013 mail) 2006 Mini Core2Duo CPU upgrade report I upgraded the CPU, RAM, HDD and the optical drive in a 2006 Mac Mini (originally 1.66GHz Core Solo) I bought to be used with a TV as a multimedia and web browsing machine. I would recommend that people get all the parts together before opening up the Mini.The nylon screws that are available are definitely worth the - you might be able to get away with not replacing the clips, but is it worth it for ?(FYI: This page covers 2006-2008 Mac Mini models with socketed CPUs.(CPUs in 2009 and later Mac Mini models are soldered to the motherboard.) Sponsor OWC has Mac mini upgrades (ram, drives, etc.) and take-apart guide videos for 2006-2008 Minis and later models.
If there's an easier way (installer check edit, etc) send a note. (Several reports below have notes on OS X Lion with C2D updated 2006-08 Minis.
Also, I would recommend reading around on the thermal paste and seeing which of the several recommended ones is available at the best price, I found the ubiquitous 'Arctic Silver' to be quite a bit more expensive than other brands which out perform it in testing. I upgraded to a T7200 2.0Ghz, 2GB of RAM, a Super Drive from a '09 i Mac (it can burn DL DVDs and cost NOS) and a 1TB hard drive. This one is a 2007 and will also be upgraded - T7600 2.33 Ghz processor, 4GB of RAM (mini 2,1 EFI supports up to 3GB usable) and a bigger hard drive. Good luck to all those who want to get the best out of their machines.
If you plan on cloning your old hard drive onto the new one (as I did) then I recommend getting a firewire compatible caddy, as Snow Leopard doesn't always work with USB caddys when you try and format them for some reason - this problem held me up. -Greg (from 10/16/2013 mail - follow-up to previous C2D upgrade report) I recently sent a report on upgrading the processors on two 2006 mac minis with hopes of installing 10.7 at a later date. 26th post below) I finally was able to borrow an OS X 10.7 supported Mac Book and installed 10.7 on an external hard drive.
Partition 2 was used to create another install of 10.7 which was then used to create a disk image for cloning onto my mini without the platformsupport.plist.
This was mainly for backup purposes in case I messed something up and could not get 10.7.4 or 10.7.5 working on the mini.