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When it came time to install (copy) 10.7.4 to my upgraded 2.16 Ghz Core mini, I created a new partition to clone the 10.7.4 disk image onto.My original install of 10.6.8 is intact and can be booted into anytime for emergency if the 10.7.4 install ever stops working.
I found a couple programs that do not run if the mini was still showing Macmini 1,1. "(from 8/5/2013 mail) Thank you for the possibility to share experience on Mac mini upgrades!
The pins released easily (Unlike my 1.66 Core Duo).
I had a broken macbook with 2GB of memory laying around and installed it in this mini.
-Nick"(from 9/26/2013 mail) Installed a used 1.83Ghz Core 2 Duo T5600 in my wife's Mac Mini Core Solo and upgraded the RAM to 2.0GB. Today I upgraded my Mac Mini Early 2006 1.66GHz Core Duo to a used 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo T7400. I had a difficult time getting the pins out of this Mini.
The hardrive in the mini crashed and I figured it would be a good time to install the T5600 in it. My wife's Mini made me wonder why people were having problems getting the pins out. Took 10 minutes to get one pin out as one side kept expanding when I tried to push the pin through the CPU hole. I plan to install 10.7 on the 2.16GHz machine just to see if I can get it to work.
5/15/2013 report has notes on ML/OS X 10.8.3) (from 12/13/2013 mail) 2006 Mini Core2Duo CPU upgrade report I upgraded the CPU, RAM, HDD and the optical drive in a 2006 Mac Mini (originally 1.66GHz Core Solo) I bought to be used with a TV as a multimedia and web browsing machine. I would recommend that people get all the parts together before opening up the Mini.