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Offline Matt_H

Re: Which mac to get
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2010, 04:20:13 AM »
@ koaftder

Strange issue. I wonder if it's something to do with hardware vs. software volume control? I remember seeing a bit about this when support for the Mini first came about. How are your volume settings under OSX? And AHI under MorphOS?

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Offline RMK305

Re: Which mac to get
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2010, 06:53:49 PM »
Are there issues with the voulume of Mac Minis still?
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Offline pVC

Re: Which mac to get
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2010, 07:04:39 PM »
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Are there issues with the voulume of Mac Minis still?


Not that I'd know. There's software volume control now and it works on my two minis just fine. And if I don't have speakers attached, internal speaker works here.

Startup sound volume can be controlled at least from OSX side with StartupSound.prefPane program... I've set it muted and it works even if you don't have OSX installed anymore.
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Offline jj

Re: Which mac to get
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2010, 11:36:58 AM »
Will any G$ mac mini work with morphos, like the 1.25ghz version or do the older version have unsposrted hardware.  Is it only the 1.42 and the silent uopgrade ones that work?
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Re: Which mac to get
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2010, 11:41:43 AM »
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Will any G$ mac mini work with morphos?

All Mac Mini G4s work.
 

Offline jj

Re: Which mac to get
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2010, 11:56:15 AM »
good news .  How easy hard is it to upgrade slower models with a bett GPU, memory , CPU, hard drive.
 
The 1.42 and 1.5ght versions are going for nearly £200 on ebay at moment.  Would it be worth buying a 1.25ghz version and upgrading in future.
 
Anyone using the slower versions, will I notice the diffference, should I bite the bullett and just but the silent upgrade version ?
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Re: Which mac to get
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2010, 12:10:48 PM »
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How easy hard is it to upgrade slower models with a bett GPU, memory , CPU, hard drive.
GPU cannot be upgraded (all minis have Radeon 9200). Graphics memory and CPU upgrade require change of the motherboard, however CPU can be overclocked. System memory is easy to upgrade, maximum is 1GB (with single DDR ram stick). Hard drive is easy to upgrade, the maximum is the largest 2.5" PATA drive.

See here for details: Mac mini (PowerPC) Repair Manual

Overclocking is covered by this thread, especially post #10.
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Offline jj

Re: Which mac to get
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2010, 12:57:43 PM »
Thanks for the info.
 
So basically everything is part of the mainboard then ?
 
Think I will hold out then.  May as well get the best I can if I am going to bother.
 
Are wirelss and bluetooth in the pipeline for morphos ?
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