Upgrade your Mac mini CPU to intel Haswell

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Apple continues without updating one of its best-selling and popular Mac models among users, this is none other than the Mac mini and that unfortunately still anchored in the previous generation of intel processors waiting for Apple to deign to update it.

So much so that a user of the web Tonymacx86 has got to work to get a mod of this Mac mini and get it updated to the latest intel Haswell architecture from a 2010 model, adapting third-party components and making it work as a hackintosh in a stable way.

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What seems somewhat incredible is that the Mac mini has not updated its hardware for about 16 months, although I suspect that Apple will not take long to do so. Specifically in this case we find an Intel DH61AG motherboard with CPU i3-3225 with a TDP of 55w, 4GB of RAM, 128GB mSATA SSD, a mini PCIe WiFi card, and an external Dell power supply, all installed in a 2010 Mac mini case.

According to Leigh103 (user who has achieved this "achievement"), the heatsink protrudes a bit from the bottom and although it cannot be seen during daily use, it is true that failed to 'fit' it completely. It also leaves your personal impression that using this Hackintosh is the closest thing to using an original Apple product you have ever owned.

These initiatives are always well received by the community since with patience and a little ingenuity you can get to have a "Mac" more current in relation to hardware, although it will never have the original Apple support.

More information - New Mac mini for the end of February according to rumors


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