1.5 Core Solo, 1.66 or 1.83 Core Duo, or 1.83 or 2 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Can I install core 2 duo on this mac mini?

i wonder if i can install a processor that looks like this

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Sadly, it's not that simple!

You'll need to review the Intel ARK listing for your systems current CPU to see what is compatible.

Even then you may still have a problem in locating the right part for your system. You see, Intel has long since stopped production of this series of chips so what is still on the selves is all there is. Good Luck!

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You have to get more detailed on exactly which machine you have. The Core Duo processors were upgradable on the iMac but I don't remember if the CPU is integrated into the logic board on yours.

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Apple A1176 produced models:

Mac mini 1.50GHz Core Solo T1200 (MA205LL/A, A1176, Macmini1,1) - Early 2006

Mac mini 1.50GHz Core Solo T1200 (MA206LL/A, A1176, Macmini1,1) - Early 2006

Mac mini 1.66GHz Core Duo T2300 (MA206LL/A, A1176, Macmini1,1) - Early 2006

Mac mini 1.66GHz Core Duo T2300 (MA607LL/A, A1176, Macmini1,1) - Mid 2006

Mac mini 1.83GHz Core Duo T2400 (MA608LL/A, A1176, Macmini1,1) - Mid 2006

Mac mini 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo T5600 (MB138LL/A, A1176, Macmini2,1) - Mid 2007

Mac mini 2.00GHz Core 2 Duo T7200 (MB139LL/A, A1176, Macmini2,1) - Mid 2007

CPU “Socket M” also supports these 667 Mhz FSB processors:

1.73Ghz Core 2 Duo T5300

2.13Ghz Core 2 Duo T7400

2.33Ghz Core 2 Duo T7600

I have had every single version of these processors working in A1176 platform. The 1,1 model can be flashed to 2,1 and any processor used.

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