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Released on October 23, 2012. Core i5 or Core i7 Processor. Apple Fusion Drive.

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Upgrade from i5 to i7 CPU

Hi,

I'm looking at purchasing a 2012 Mac Mini with an i5 processor. I have a PC at home that is not really used as I am a Mac user. The PC is pretty high spec - well it was 3 years ago. It's running an i7 processor and I was wandering if I could put it in the Mac?

Any help is appreciated.

Many thanks,

Steve

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Unfortunately, Apple solders the CPU to the logic board, not allowing you to upgrade the processor. If you're still looking for a performance boost, though, you may want to consider adding in more RAM, perhaps up to 16 GB (it's a SODIMM DDR3 module, but some memory will not work; you may want to try Corsair Mac Memory), and installing an SSD.

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Many thanks for the througher reply Sejin.

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Buid a hackintosh with your PC

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I have the Mac Mini with I7, 16Gb RAM and 2 SSD in Raid ... works like a charm if you don’t do video editing. You can add a 2.5/5gb ethernet adapter on USB3

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