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'''Yes, you can'''
 
Yes, you can upgrade the core duo or core solo processors (Checkout the iFixiT videos). Go slow because it's tricky getting the heat sink off the processor and back on with the four plastic posts and springs holding down the heat sink. It's easy to lose springs. The plastic barbs break off easily so you will want to get plastic screws and bolts ahead of time to replace the brittle posts that you break (I broke two of the four). The heat sink is also "welded" on to the old processor so be patient while you persuade the two to break apart. Also, the old thermal paste has to be worked off the new processor and heat sink a number of times using ArticClear remover and purifier. You can then add fresh thermal paste to the replacement processor (thin layer).
 
'''Heat Sink'''
 
Check the orientation of the heat sink also because the new processor is not oriented the same way as the original and if you use the outline of the old processor on the heat sink as a guide you will have to take the heat sink back off and turn it 90 degrees so that the fins are oriented correctly. Also, if you removed the heat sensor wire so that you can clean the heat sink don't forget to plug it back in before you lock down the heat sink again.
 
'''Core 2 Duo processor'''
 
Finally the new processor does not always drop easily into the ZIF (Zero insertion force) socket as you might expect. In my case a little pressure was needed probably because some of the pins were slightly off from the time it was removed from its previous home. I installed a T7600 into a Core Duo A1176 (late 2006) Mac Mini running OS 10.6.8 which I installed before upgrading the processor.
 
'''Warning'''
 
The mini will not boot if you install 4GB RAM before updating the bios to 2.1 - this is because you will need to update to Lion before updating the bios to 2.1 so that the extra memory will be recognized. It will see 3GB of the 4GB you install. At current prices it's worth it. It's a scary moment when the Mini refuses to boot up and such a great sound after you remove one of the sticks and try again (I made this mistake).
 
I installed a new HD (500 GB) with OS 10.6 and 10.7 partitions, new memory (2 X 2GB strips), new PRAM battery, new optical drive also to extend the life of the mini for my granddaughter who wants to use it with her iPad mini. I decided that the PRAM flash was too risky after reading a few posts and having already spent good money on new components. We'll stay with 2GB RAM.
I installed a new HD (500 GB) with OS 10.6 and 10.7 partitions, new memory (2 X 2GB strips), new PRAM battery, new optical drive also to extend the life of the mini for my granddaughter who wants to use it with her iPad mini. I decided that the PRAM flash was too risky after reading a few posts and having already spent good money on new components. We'll stay with 2GB RAM.
 
'''Lion OS (10.7)'''
 
If you order Lion from the Apple Store you will get two emails after about 24 hours, one with a password, the other with a content code. If you try and use the content code to download to your upgraded mac mini it will tell you that your computer does not support Lion and it will not download the software. You will need a second, supported machine and an external drive (the one you removed from the Mac mini for example) loaded with Snow Leopard (10.6.8) to download and install Lion onto.
 
You will need to boot up your second machine from the external drive. The installer wants to see Snow Leopard on your boot drive before it will let you download and install Lion. I used the SATA connection on my Mac Pro (the spare one for the second optical drive, another upgrade you can do) and a BlackX external drive holder (handles SATA and USB2).
 
Before you transfer Lion onto your Mac Mini you will need to erase a file that lists your Mini as being incompatible. The filename is '''platformsupport.plist'''. Delete this file and clone the installed OS (on the external drive) to your Mac Mini partition. Run the bios updater next if you want to use 3GB RAMRAM (I chose not to do this). A few hoops to go through to get to the finish line! Good luck!
Before you transfer Lion onto your Mac Mini you will need to erase a file that lists your Mini as being incompatible. The filename is '''platformsupport.plist'''. Delete this file and clone the installed OS (on the external drive) to your Mac Mini partition. Run the bios updater next if you want to use 3GB RAMRAM (I chose not to do this). A few hoops to go through to get to the finish line! Good luck!

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'''Yes, you can'''
 
Yes, you can upgrade the core duo or core solo processorsprocessors (Checkout the iFixiT videos). Go slow because it's tricky getting the heat sink off the processor and back on with the four plastic posts and springs holding down the heat sink. It's easy to lose springs. The plastic barbs break off easily so you will want to get plastic screws and bolts ahead of time to replace the brittle posts that you break (I broke two of the four). The heat sink is also "welded" on to the old processor so be patient while you persuade the two to break apart. Also, the old thermal paste has to be worked off the new processor and heat sink a number of times using ArticClear remover and purifier. You can then add fresh thermal paste to the replacement processor (thin layer).
Yes, you can upgrade the core duo or core solo processorsprocessors (Checkout the iFixiT videos). Go slow because it's tricky getting the heat sink off the processor and back on with the four plastic posts and springs holding down the heat sink. It's easy to lose springs. The plastic barbs break off easily so you will want to get plastic screws and bolts ahead of time to replace the brittle posts that you break (I broke two of the four). The heat sink is also "welded" on to the old processor so be patient while you persuade the two to break apart. Also, the old thermal paste has to be worked off the new processor and heat sink a number of times using ArticClear remover and purifier. You can then add fresh thermal paste to the replacement processor (thin layer).
 
'''Heat Sink'''
 
Check the orientation of the heat sink also because the new processor is not oriented the same way as the original and if you use the outline of the old processor on the heat sink as a guide you will have to take the heat sink back off and turn it 90 degrees so that the fins are oriented correctly. Also, if you removed the heat sensor wire so that you can clean the heat sink don't forget to plug it back in before you lock down the heat sink again.
 
'''Core 2 Duo processor'''
 
Finally the new processor does not always drop easily into the ZIF (Zero insertion force) socket as you might expect. In my case a little pressure was needed probably because some of the pins were slightly off from the time it was removed from its previous home. I installed a T7600 into a Core Duo A1176 (late 2006) Mac Mini running OS 10.6.8 which I installed before upgrading the processor.
 
'''Warning'''
 
The mini will not boot if you install 4GB RAM before updating the bios to 2.1 - this is because you will need to update to Lion before updating the bios to 2.1 so that the extra memory will be recognized. It will see 3GB of the 4GB you install. At current prices it's worth it. It's a scary moment when the Mini refuses to boot up and such a great sound after you remove one of the sticks and try again (I made this mistake).
 
I installed a new HD (500 GB) with OS 10.6 and 10.7 partitions, new memory (2 X 2GB strips), new PRAM battery, new optical drive also to extend the life of the mini for my granddaughter who wants to use it with her iPad mini.
 
'''Lion OS (10.7)'''
 
If you order Lion from the Apple Store you will get two emails after about 24 hours, one with a password, the other with a content code. If you try and use the content code to download to your upgraded mac mini it will tell you that your computer does not support Lion and it will not download the software. You will need a second, supported machine and an external drive (the one you removed from the Mac mini for example) loaded with Snow Leopard (10.6.8) to download and install Lion onto.
If you order Lion from the Apple Store you will get two emails after about 24 hours, one with a password, the other with a content code. If you try and use the content code to download to your upgraded mac mini it will tell you that your computer does not support Lion and it will not download the software. You will need a second, supported machine and an external drive (the one you removed from the Mac mini for example) loaded with Snow Leopard (10.6.8) to download and install Lion onto.
 
You will need to boot up your second machine from the external drive. The installer wants to see Snow Leopard on your boot drive before it will let you download and install Lion. I used the SATA connection on my Mac Pro (the spare one for the second optical drive, another upgrade you can do) and a BlackX external drive holder (handles SATA and USB2).
 
Before you transfer Lion onto your Mac Mini you will need to erase a file that lists your Mini as being incompatible. The filename is '''platformsupport.plist'''. Delete this file and clone the installed OS (on the external drive) to your Mac Mini partition. Run the bios updater next if you want to use 3GB RAM. A few hoops to go through to get to the finish line! Good luck!

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'''Yes, you can'''
 
Yes, you can upgrade the core duo or core solo processors. Go slow because it's tricky getting the heat sink off the processor and back on with the four plastic posts and springs holding down the heat sink. It's easy to lose springs. The plastic barbs break off easily so you will want to get plastic screws and bolts ahead of time to replace the brittle posts that you break (I broke two of the four). The heat sink is also "welded" on to the old processor so be patient while you persuade the two to break apart. Also, the old thermal paste has to be worked off the new processor and heat sink a number of times using ArticClear remover and purifier. You can then add fresh thermal paste to the replacement processor (thin layer).
 
'''Heat Sink'''
 
Check the orientation of the heat sink also because the new processor is not oriented the same way as the original and if you use the outline of the old processor on the heat sink as a guide you will have to take the heat sink back off and turn it 90 degrees so that the fins are oriented correctly. Also, if you removed the heat sensor wire so that you can clean the heat sink don't forget to plug it back in before you lock down the heat sink again.
 
'''Core 2 Duo processor'''
Finally
Finally
the new processor does not always drop easily into the ZIF (Zero insertion force) socket as you might expect. In my case a little pressure was needed probably because some of the pins were slightly off from the time it was removed from its previous home. I installed a T7600 and 4GB of memory into a Core Duo A1176 (late 2006) Mac Mini running OS 10.6.8 which I installed before upgrading the processor.
Finally
Finally
the new processor does not always drop easily into the ZIF (Zero insertion force) socket as you might expect. In my case a little pressure was needed probably because some of the pins were slightly off from the time it was removed from its previous home. I installed a T7600 and 4GB of memory into a Core Duo A1176 (late 2006) Mac Mini running OS 10.6.8 which I installed before upgrading the processor.
 
'''Warning'''
The
The
mini will not boot again untilif you remove one ofinstall 4GB RAM before updating the memory sticks, leaving 2GB. Thisbios to 2.1 - this is because you will need to update to Lion before updating the bios to 2.1 so that the extra memory will be recognized. It will see 3GB of the 4GB you install. At current prices it's worth it. It's a scary moment when the Mini refuses to boot up and such a great sound after you remove one of the sticks and try againagain (I made this mistake).
The
The
mini will not boot again untilif you remove one ofinstall 4GB RAM before updating the memory sticks, leaving 2GB. Thisbios to 2.1 - this is because you will need to update to Lion before updating the bios to 2.1 so that the extra memory will be recognized. It will see 3GB of the 4GB you install. At current prices it's worth it. It's a scary moment when the Mini refuses to boot up and such a great sound after you remove one of the sticks and try againagain (I made this mistake).
 
I installed a new HD (500 GB) with OS 10.6 and 10.7 partitions, new memory (2 X 2GB strips), new PRAM battery, new optical drive also to extend the life of the mini for my granddaughter who wants to use it with her iPad mini.
 
'''Lion OS (10.7)'''
If you order Lion from the Apple Store you will get two emails after about 24 hours, one with a password, the other with a content code. If you try and use the content code to download to your upgraded mac mini it will tell you that your computer does not support Lion and it will not download the software. If you try it on another machine it will say that the code has been redeemed. You will have to call Apple and ask for another code then wait another 24 hours.
 
Download ontoIf you order Lion from the Apple Store you will get two emails after about 24 hours, one with a password, the other with a content code. If you try and use the content code to download to your upgraded mac mini it will tell you that your computer does not support Lion and it will not download the software. You will need a second, supported machine and an external drive attached(the one you removed from the Mac mini for example) loaded with Snow Leopard (10.6.8) to a compatible Mac. I'm usingdownload and install Lion onto.

You will need to boot up your second machine from the external drive. The installer wants to see Snow Leopard on your boot drive before it will let you download and install Lion. I used the SATA connection on
my Mac Pro. BeforePro (the spare one for the second optical drive, another upgrade you can usedo) and a BlackX external drive holder (handles SATA and USB2).

Before you transfer
Lion ononto your Mac Mini you will need to erase a file that lists your Mini as being incompatible. The filename is '''platformsupport.plist'''. Delete this file and clone the installed OS (on the external drive) to your Mac MiniMini partition. Run the bios updater next if you want to use 3GB RAM. A few hoops to go through to get to the finish line! Good luck!
Download ontoIf you order Lion from the Apple Store you will get two emails after about 24 hours, one with a password, the other with a content code. If you try and use the content code to download to your upgraded mac mini it will tell you that your computer does not support Lion and it will not download the software. You will need a second, supported machine and an external drive attached(the one you removed from the Mac mini for example) loaded with Snow Leopard (10.6.8) to a compatible Mac. I'm usingdownload and install Lion onto.

You will need to boot up your second machine from the external drive. The installer wants to see Snow Leopard on your boot drive before it will let you download and install Lion. I used the SATA connection on
my Mac Pro. BeforePro (the spare one for the second optical drive, another upgrade you can usedo) and a BlackX external drive holder (handles SATA and USB2).

Before you transfer
Lion ononto your Mac Mini you will need to erase a file that lists your Mini as being incompatible. The filename is '''platformsupport.plist'''. Delete this file and clone the installed OS (on the external drive) to your Mac MiniMini partition. Run the bios updater next if you want to use 3GB RAM. A few hoops to go through to get to the finish line! Good luck!

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'''Yes, you can'''
Yes, you can upgrade the core duo or core solo processors. Go slow because it's tricky getting the heat sink off the processor and back on with the four plastic posts and springs holding down the heat sink. It's easy to lose springs. The plastic barbs break off easily so you will want to get plastic screws and bolts ahead of time to replace the brittle posts that you break (I broke two of the four). The heat sink is also "welded" on to the old processor so be patient while you persuade the two to break apart. Also, the old thermal paste has to be worked off the new processor and heat sink a number of times using ArticClear remover and purifier. You can then add fresh thermal paste to the replacement processor (thin layer).
 
'''Heat Sink'''
Check the orientation of the heat sink also because the new processor is not oriented the same way as the original and if you use the outline of the old processor on the heat sink as a guide you will have to take the heat sink back off and turn it 90 degrees so that the fins are oriented correctly. Also, if you removed the heat sensor wire so that you can clean the heat sink don't forget to plug it back in before you lock down the heat sink again.
 
'''Core 2 Duo processor'''
Finally the new processor does not always drop easily into the ZIF (Zero insertion force) socket as you might expect. In my case a little pressure was needed probably because some of the pins were slightly off from the time it was removed from its previous home. I installed a T7600 and 4GB of memory into a Core Duo A1176 (late 2006) Mac Mini running OS 10.6.8 which I installed before upgrading the processor.
 
'''Warning''': TheWarning'''
The
mini will not boot again until you remove one of the memory sticks, leaving 2GB. This is because you will need to update to Lion before updating the bios to 2.1 so that the extra memory will be recognized. It will see 3GB of the 4GB you install. At current prices it's worth it. It's a scary moment when the Mini refuses to boot up and such a great sound after you remove one of the sticks and try again.
'''Warning''': TheWarning'''
The
mini will not boot again until you remove one of the memory sticks, leaving 2GB. This is because you will need to update to Lion before updating the bios to 2.1 so that the extra memory will be recognized. It will see 3GB of the 4GB you install. At current prices it's worth it. It's a scary moment when the Mini refuses to boot up and such a great sound after you remove one of the sticks and try again.
 
I installed a new HD (500 GB) with OS 10.6 and 10.7 partitions, new memory (2 X 2GB strips), new PRAM battery, new optical drive also to extend the life of the mini for my granddaughter who wants to use it with her iPad mini.
 
'''Lion OS (10.7) '''- If10.7)'''
If
you order Lion from the Apple Store you will get two emails after about 24 hours, one with a password, the other with a content code. If you try and use the content code to download to your upgraded mac mini it will tell you that your computer does not support Lion and it will not download the software. If you try it on another machine it will say that the code has been redeemed. You will have to call Apple and ask for another code then wait another 24 hours.
'''Lion OS (10.7) '''- If10.7)'''
If
you order Lion from the Apple Store you will get two emails after about 24 hours, one with a password, the other with a content code. If you try and use the content code to download to your upgraded mac mini it will tell you that your computer does not support Lion and it will not download the software. If you try it on another machine it will say that the code has been redeemed. You will have to call Apple and ask for another code then wait another 24 hours.
 
Download onto an external drive attached to a compatible Mac. I'm using my Mac Pro. Before you can use Lion on your Mac Mini you will need to erase a file that lists your Mini as being incompatible. The filename is '''platformsupport.plist'''. Delete this file and clone the installed OS (on the external drive) to your Mac Mini. Run the bios updater next if you want to use 3GB RAM. A few hoops to go through to get to the finish line! Good luck!

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Yes, you can upgrade the core duo or core solo processors. Go slow because it's tricky getting the heat sink off the processor and back on with the four plastic posts and springs holding down the heat sink. It's easy to lose springs. The plastic barbs break off easily so you will want to get plastic screws and bolts ahead of time to replace the brittle posts that you break (I broke two of the four). The heat sink is also "welded" on to the old processor so be patient while you persuade the two to break apart. Also, the old thermal paste has to be worked off the new processor and heat sink a number of times using ArticClear remover and purifier. You can then add fresh thermal paste to the replacement processor (thin layer).
 
'''Heat Sink'''
Check the orientation of the heat sink also because the new processor is not oriented the same way as the original and if you use the outline of the old processor on the heat sink as a guide you will have to take the heat sink back off and turn it 90 degrees so that the fins are oriented correctly. Also, if you removed the heat sensor wire so that you can clean the heat sink don't forget to plug it back in before you lock down the heat sink again.
 
'''Core 2 Duo processor'''
Finally the new processor does not always drop easily into the ZIF (Zero insertion force) socket as you might expect. In my case a little pressure was needed probably because some of the pins were slightly off from the time it was removed from its previous home. I installed a T7600 and 4GB of memory into a Core Duo A1176 (late 2006) Mac Mini running OS 10.6.8 which I installed before upgrading the processor.
 
'''Warning''': The mini will not boot again until you remove one of the memory sticks, leaving 2GB. This is because you will need to update to Lion before updating the bios to 2.1 so that the extra memory will be recognized. It will see 3GB of the 4GB you install. At current prices it's worth it. It's a scary moment when the Mini refuses to boot up and such a great sound after you remove one of the sticks and try again.
 
I installed a new HD (500 GB) with OS 10.6 and 10.7 partitions, new memory (2 X 2GB strips), new PRAM battery, new optical drive also to extend the life of the mini for my granddaughter who wants to use it with her iPad mini.
 
'''Lion OS (10.7) '''- If you order Lion from the Apple Store you will get two emails after about 24 hours, one with a password, the other with a content code. If you try and use the content code to download to your upgraded mac mini it will tell you that your computer does not support Lion and it will not download the software. If you try it on another machine it will say that the code has been redeemed. You will have to call Apple and ask for another code then wait another 24 hours.
 
Download onto an external drive attached to a compatible Mac. I'm using my Mac Pro. Before you can use Lion on your Mac Mini you will need to erase a file that lists your Mini as being incompatible. The filename is '''platformsupport.plist'''. Delete this file and clone the installed OS (on the external drive) to your Mac Mini. Run the bios updater next if you want to use 3GB RAM. A few hoops to go through to get to the finish line! Good luck!

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Yes, you can upgrade the core duo or core solo processors. Go slow because it's tricky getting the heat sink off the processor and back on with the four plastic posts and springs holding down the heat sink. It's easy to lose springs. The plastic barbs break off easily so you will want to get plastic screws and bolts ahead of time to replace the brittle posts that you break (I broke two of the four). The heat sink is also "welded" on to the old processor so be patient while you persuade the two to break apart. Also, the old thermal paste has to be worked off the new processor and heat sink a number of times using ArticClear remover and purifier. You can then add fresh thermal paste to the replacement processor (thin layer).
 
Check the orientation of the heat sink also because the new processor is not oriented the same way as the original and if you use the outline of the old processor on the heat sink as a guide you will have to take the heat sink back off and turn it 90 degrees so that the fins are oriented correctly. Also, if you removed the heat sensor wire so that you can clean the heat sink don't forget to plug it back in before you lock down the heat sink again.
 
Finally the new processor does not always drop easily into the ZIF (Zero insertion force) socket as you might expect. In my case a little pressure was needed probably because some of the pins were slightly off from the time it was removed from its previous home. I installed a T7600 and 4GB of memory into a Core Duo A1176 (late 2006) Mac Mini running OS 10.6.8 which I installed before upgrading the processor.
 
'''Warning''': The mini will not boot again until you remove one of the memory sticks, leaving 2GB. This is because you will need to update to Lion before updating the bios to 2.1 so that the extra memory will be recognized. It will see 3GB of the 4GB you install. At current prices it's worth it. It's a scary moment when the Mini refuses to boot up and such a great sound after you remove one of the sticks and try again.
 
I installed a new HD (500 GB) with OS 10.6 and 10.7 partitions, new memory (2 X 2GB strips), new PRAM battery, new optical drive also to extend the life of the mini for my granddaughter who wants to use it with her iPad mini.
 
'''Lion OS (10.7) '''- WhenIf you order Lion from the Apple Store you will get two emails after about 24 hours, one with a password, the other with a content code. If you try and use the content code to download to your upgraded mac mini it will tell you that your computer does not support Lion and it will not download the software. If you try it on another machine it will say that the code has been redeemed. You will have to call Apple and ask for another code then wait another 24 hours.
'''Lion OS (10.7) '''- WhenIf you order Lion from the Apple Store you will get two emails after about 24 hours, one with a password, the other with a content code. If you try and use the content code to download to your upgraded mac mini it will tell you that your computer does not support Lion and it will not download the software. If you try it on another machine it will say that the code has been redeemed. You will have to call Apple and ask for another code then wait another 24 hours.
 
Download onto an external drive attached to a compatible Mac. I'm using my Mac Pro. Before you can use Lion on your Mac Mini you will need to erase a file that lists your Mini as being incompatible. The filename is '''platformsupport.plist'''. Delete this file and clone the installed OS (on the external drive) to your Mac Mini. Run the bios updater next if you want to use 3GB RAM. A few hoops to go through to get to the finish line! Good luck!
Download onto an external drive attached to a compatible Mac. I'm using my Mac Pro. Before you can use Lion on your Mac Mini you will need to erase a file that lists your Mini as being incompatible. The filename is '''platformsupport.plist'''. Delete this file and clone the installed OS (on the external drive) to your Mac Mini. Run the bios updater next if you want to use 3GB RAM. A few hoops to go through to get to the finish line! Good luck!

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Yes, you can upgrade the core duo or single core solo processors. Go slow because it's tricky getting the heat sink off the processor and back on with the four plastic posts and springs holding down the heat sink. It's easy to lose springs. The plastic barbs break off easily so you will want to get plastic screws and bolts ahead of time to replace the brittle posts that you break (I broke two of the four). The heat sink is also "welded" on to the old processor so be patient while you persuade the two to break apart. Also, the old thermal paste has to be worked off the new processor and heat sink a number of times using ArticClear remover and purifier. You can then add fresh thermal paste to the replacement processor (thin layer).
Yes, you can upgrade the core duo or single core solo processors. Go slow because it's tricky getting the heat sink off the processor and back on with the four plastic posts and springs holding down the heat sink. It's easy to lose springs. The plastic barbs break off easily so you will want to get plastic screws and bolts ahead of time to replace the brittle posts that you break (I broke two of the four). The heat sink is also "welded" on to the old processor so be patient while you persuade the two to break apart. Also, the old thermal paste has to be worked off the new processor and heat sink a number of times using ArticClear remover and purifier. You can then add fresh thermal paste to the replacement processor (thin layer).
 
Check the orientation of the heat sink also because the new processor is not oriented the same way as the original and if you use the outline of the old processor on the heat sink as a guide you will have to take the heat sink back off and turn it 90 degrees so that the fins are oriented correctly. Also, if you removed the heat sensor wire so that you can clean the heat sink don't forget to plug it back in before you lock down the heat sink again.
 
Finally the new processor does not always drop easily into the ZIF (Zero insertion force) socket as you might expect. In my case a little pressure was needed probably because some of the pins were slightly off from the time it was removed from its previous home. I installed a T7600 and 4GB of memory into a Core Duo A1176 (late 2006) Mac Mini running OS 10.6.8 which I installed before upgrading the processor.
 
'''Warning''': The mini will not boot again until you remove one of the memory sticks, leaving 2GB. This is because you will need to update to Lion before updating the bios to 2.1 so that the extra memory will be recognized. It will see 3GB of the 4GB you install. At current prices it's worth it. It's a scary moment when the Mini refuses to boot up and such a great sound after you remove one of the sticks and try again.
 
I installed a new HD (500 GB) with OS 10.6 and 10.7 partitions, new memory (2 X 2GB strips), new PRAM battery, new optical drive also to extend the life of the mini for my granddaughter who wants to use it with her iPad mini.
 
'''Lion OS (10.7) '''- When you order Lion from the Apple Store you will get two emails after about 24 hours, one with a password, the other with a content code. If you try and use the content code to download to your upgraded mac mini it will tell you that your computer does not support Lion and it will not download the software. If you try it on another machine it will say that the code has been redeemed. You will have to call Apple and ask for another code then wait another 24 hours.
 
Download onto an external drive attached to a compatible Mac. I'm using my Mac Pro. A few hoops to go through to get to the finish line! Good luck!

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Yes, you can upgrade the core duo or single core processors. Go slow because it's tricky getting the heat sink off the processor and back on with the four plastic posts and springs holding down the heat sink. It's easy to lose springs. The plastic barbs break off easily so you will want to get plastic screws and bolts ahead of time to replace the brittle posts that you break (I broke two of the four). The heat sink is also "welded" on to the old processor so be patient while you persuade the two to break apart. Also, the old thermal paste has to be worked off the new processor and heat sink a number of times using ArticClear remover and purifier. You can then add fresh thermal paste to the replacement processor (thin layer).
 
Check the orientation of the heat sink also because the new processor is not oriented the same way as the original and if you use the outline of the old processor on the heat sink as a guide you will have to take the heat sink back off and turn it 90 degrees so that the fins are oriented correctly. Also, if you removed the heat sensor wire so that you can clean the heat sink don't forget to plug it back in before you lock down the heat sink again.
 
Finally the new processor does not always drop easily into the ZIF (Zero insertion force) socket as you might expect. In my case a little pressure was needed probably because some of the pins were slightly off from the time it was removed from its previous home. I installed a T7600 and 4GB of memory into a Core Duo A1176 (late 2006) Mac Mini running OS 10.6.8 which I installed before upgrading the processor.
 
'''Warning''': The mini will not boot again until you remove one of the memory sticks, leaving 2GB. This is because you will need to update to Lion before updating the bios to 2.1 so that the extra memory will be recognized. It will see 3GB of the 4GB you install. At current prices it's worth it. It's a scary moment when the Mini refuses to boot up and such a great sound after you remove one of the sticks and try again.
 
I installed a new HD (500 GB) with OS 10.6 and 10.7 partitions, new memory (2 X 2GB strips), new PRAM battery, new optical drive also to extend the life of the mini for my granddaughter who wants to use it with her iPad mini.
 
Something else -'''Lion OS (10.7) '''- When you order Lion from the Apple Store you will get two emails after about 24 hours, one with a password, the other with a content code. If you try and use the content code to download to your upgraded mac mini it will tell you that your computer does not support Lion and it will not download the software. If you try it on another machine it will say that the code has been redeemed. You will have to call Apple and ask for another code then wait another 24 hours.
Something else -'''Lion OS (10.7) '''- When you order Lion from the Apple Store you will get two emails after about 24 hours, one with a password, the other with a content code. If you try and use the content code to download to your upgraded mac mini it will tell you that your computer does not support Lion and it will not download the software. If you try it on another machine it will say that the code has been redeemed. You will have to call Apple and ask for another code then wait another 24 hours.
 
Download onto an external drive attached to a compatible Mac. I'm using my Mac Pro. A few hoops to go through to get to the finish line! Good luck!

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GoYes, you can upgrade the core duo or single core processors. Go slow because it's tricky getting the heat sink off the processor and back on with the four plastic posts and springssprings holding down the heat sink. It's easy to lose springs. The plastic barbs break off easily so you will want to get plastic screws and bolts ahead of time to replace the brittle posts that you break (I broke two of the four). The heat sink is also "welded" on to the old processor so be patient while you persuade the two to break apart. Also, the old thermal paste has to be worked off the new processor and heat sink a number of times using ArticClear remover and purifier. You can then add fresh thermal paste to the replacement processor (thin layer).
GoYes, you can upgrade the core duo or single core processors. Go slow because it's tricky getting the heat sink off the processor and back on with the four plastic posts and springssprings holding down the heat sink. It's easy to lose springs. The plastic barbs break off easily so you will want to get plastic screws and bolts ahead of time to replace the brittle posts that you break (I broke two of the four). The heat sink is also "welded" on to the old processor so be patient while you persuade the two to break apart. Also, the old thermal paste has to be worked off the new processor and heat sink a number of times using ArticClear remover and purifier. You can then add fresh thermal paste to the replacement processor (thin layer).
 
Check the orientation of the heat sink also because the new processor is not oriented the same way as the original and if you use the outline of the old processor on the heat sink as a guide you will have to take the heat sink back off and turn it 90 degrees so that the fins are oriented correctly. Also, if you removed the heat sensor wire so that you can clean the heat sink don't forget to plug it back in before you lock down the heat sink again.
 
Finally the new processor does not always drop easily into the ZIF (Zero insertion force) socket as you might expect. In my case a little pressure was needed probably because some of the pins were slightly off from the time it was removed from its previous home. I installed a T7600 and 4GB of memory into a Core Duo A1176 (late 2006) Mac Mini running OS 10.6.8 which I installed before upgrading the processor.
Finally the new processor does not always drop easily into the ZIF (Zero insertion force) socket as you might expect. In my case a little pressure was needed probably because some of the pins were slightly off from the time it was removed from its previous home. I installed a T7600 and 4GB of memory into a Core Duo A1176 (late 2006) Mac Mini running OS 10.6.8 which I installed before upgrading the processor.
 
'''Warning''': The mini will not boot again until you remove one of the memory sticks, leaving 2GB. This is because you will need to update to Lion before updating the bios to 2.1 so that the extra memory will be recognized. It will see 3GB of the 4GB you install. At current prices it's worth it. It's a scary moment when the Mini refuses to boot up and such a great sound after you remove one of the sticks and try again.
 
I installed a new HD (500 GB) with OS 10.6 and 10.7 partitions, new memorymemory (2 X 2GB strips), new PRAM battery, new optical drive also to extend the life of the mini for my granddaughter who wants to use it with her iPad mini.
I installed a new HD (500 GB) with OS 10.6 and 10.7 partitions, new memorymemory (2 X 2GB strips), new PRAM battery, new optical drive also to extend the life of the mini for my granddaughter who wants to use it with her iPad mini.
 
Something else - When you order Lion from the Apple Store you will get two emails after about 24 hours, one with a password, the other with a content code. If you try and use the content code to download to your upgraded mac mini it will tell you that your computer does not support Lion and it will not download the software. If you try it on another machine it will say that the code has been redeemed. You will have to call Apple and ask for another code then wait another 24 hours.
 
Download onto an external drive attached to a compatible Mac. I'm using my Mac Pro. A few hoops to go through to get to the finish line! Good luck!
Download onto an external drive attached to a compatible Mac. I'm using my Mac Pro. A few hoops to go through to get to the finish line! Good luck!

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Go slow because it's tricky getting the heat sink off and back on with the four plastic posts and springs. It's easy to lose springs. The plastic barbs break off easily so you will want to get plastic screws and bolts ahead of time to replace the brittle posts that you break (I broke two of the four). The heat sink is also "welded" on to the old processor so be patient while you persuade the two to break apart. Also, the old thermal paste has to be worked off the new processor and heat sink a number of times using ArticClear remover and purifier. You can then add fresh thermal paste to the replacement processor (thin layer).
 
Check the orientation of the heat sink also because the new processor is not oriented the same way as the original and if you use the outline of the old processor on the heat sink as a guide you will have to take the heat sink back off and turn it 90 degrees so that the fins are oriented correctly. Also, if you removed the heat sensor wire so that you can clean the heat sink don't forget to plug it back in before you lock down the heat sink again.
 
Finally the new processor does not always drop easily into the ZIF (Zero insertion force) socket as you might expect. In my case a little pressure was needed probably because some of the pins were slightly off from the time it was removed from its previous home. I installed a T7600 and 4GB of memory into a Core Duo A1176 Mac Mini running OS 10.6.8 which I installed before upgrading the processor.
 
'''Warning''': The mini will not boot again until you remove one of the memory sticks, leaving 2GB. This is because you will need to update to Lion before updating the bios to 2.1 so that the extra memory will be recognized. It will see 3GB of the 4GB you install. At current prices it's worth it. It's a scary moment when the Mini refuses to boot up and such a great sound after you remove one of the sticks and try again.
 
I installed a new HD (500 GB) with OS 10.6 and 10.7 partitions, new memory, new PRAM battery, new optical drive also to extend the life of the mini for my granddaughter who wants to use it with her iPad mini.
 
Something else - When you order Lion from the Apple Store you will get two emails after about 24 hours, one with a password, the other with a content code. If you try and use the content code to download to your upgraded mac mini it will tell you that your computer does not support Lion and it will not download the software. If you try it on another machine it will say that the code has been redeemed. You will have to call Apple and ask for another code then wait another 24 hours.
 
Download onto an external drive attached to a compatible Mac. I'm using my Mac Pro. A few hoops to go through to get to the finish line!

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Go slow because it's tricky getting the heat sink off and back on with the four plastic posts and springs. It's easy to lose springs. The plastic barbs break off easily so you will want to get plastic screws and bolts ahead of time to replace the brittle posts that you break (I broke two of the four). The heat sink is also "welded" on to the old processor so be patient while you persuade the two to break apart. Also, the old thermal paste has to be worked off the new processor and heat sink a number of times using ArticClear remover and purifier. You can then add fresh thermal paste to the replacement processor (thin layer).
Go slow because it's tricky getting the heat sink off and back on with the four plastic posts and springs. It's easy to lose springs. The plastic barbs break off easily so you will want to get plastic screws and bolts ahead of time to replace the brittle posts that you break (I broke two of the four). The heat sink is also "welded" on to the old processor so be patient while you persuade the two to break apart. Also, the old thermal paste has to be worked off the new processor and heat sink a number of times using ArticClear remover and purifier. You can then add fresh thermal paste to the replacement processor (thin layer).
 
Check the orientation of the heat sink also because the new processor is not oriented the same way as the original and if you use the outline of the old processor on the heat sink as a guide you will have to take the heat sink back off and turn it 90 degrees so that the fins are oriented correctly. Also, if you removed the heat sensor wire so that you can clean the heat sink don't forget to plug it back in before you lock down the heat sink again.
 
Finally the new processor does not always drop easily into the ZIF (Zero insertion force) socket as you might expect. In my case a little pressure was needed probably because some of the pins were slightly off from the time it was removed from its previous home. I installed a T7600 and 4GB of memory into a Core Duo A1176 Mac Mini running OS 10.6.8 which I installed before upgrading the processor.
 
'''Warning''': The mini will not boot again until you remove one of the memory sticks, leaving 2GB. This is because you will need to update to Lion before updating the bios to 2.1 so that the extra memory will be recognized. It will see 3GB of the 4GB you install. At current prices it's worth it. It's a scary moment when the Mini refuses to boot up and such a great sound after you remove one of the sticks and try again.
 
I installed a new HD (500 GB) with OS 10.6 and 10.7 partitions, new memory, new PRAM battery, new optical drive also to extend the life of the mini for my granddaughter who wants to use it with her iPad mini.

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Go slow because it's tricky getting the heat sink off and back on with the four plastic posts and springs. It's easy to lose springs. The plastic barbs break off easily so you will want to get plastic screws and bolts ahead of time to replace the brittle posts that you break (I broke two of the four). The heat sink is also "welded" on to the old processor so be patient while you persuade the two to break apart. Also, the old thermal paste has to be worked off the new processor and heat sink a number of times using ArticClear remover and purifier.

Check the orientation of the heat sink also because the new processor is not oriented the same way as the original and if you use the outline of the old processor on the heat sink as a guide you will have to take the heat sink back off and turn it 90 degrees so that the fins are oriented correctly. Also, if you removed the heat sensor wire so that you can clean the heat sink don't forget to plug it back in before you lock down the heat sink again.

Finally the new processor does not always drop easily into the ZIF (Zero insertion force) socket as you might expect. In my case a little pressure was needed probably because some of the pins were slightly off from the time it was removed from its previous home. I installed a T7600 and 4GB of memory into a Core Duo A1176 Mac Mini running OS 10.6.8 which I installed before upgrading the processor.

'''Warning''': The mini will not boot again until you remove one of the memory sticks, leaving 2GB. This is because you will need to update to Lion before updating the bios to 2.1 so that the extra memory will be recognized. It will see 3GB of the 4GB you install. At current prices it's worth it. It's a scary moment when the Mini refuses to boot up and such a great sound after you remove one of the sticks and try again.

I installed a new HD (500 GB) with OS 10.6 and 10.7 partitions, new memory, new PRAM battery, new optical drive also to extend the life of the mini for my granddaughter who wants to use it with her iPad mini.

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