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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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Running el captain on this?


I found on eBay I can get a Mac mini with a 1.5ghz core solo for $35

If I upgrade the CPU to a C2D, can it run el captain and what is the best CPU I can get for this?

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That is the fist MacMini:

Apple Mac mini "Core Solo" 1.5 Specs

Identifiers: Early 2006 - MA205LL/A - Macmini1,1 - A1176 - 2108

Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.4.5 (8H1619) Maximum MacOS: X 10.6.8*

Here's a guide for upgrading the processor: Mac mini Model A1176 CPU Replacement

Core 2 Duo T7600 (Merom) - 2.33 Ghz is the top of the range that will fit in a Mac Mini

1,1 or 2.1

Maximum operating system for that processor is 10.7.5

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