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Discuss all things MAC software, hardware, accessories.
 #84017  by hungryhounduk
 Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:29 pm
Hey Guys and Gals

Recently ( in the last 6 months) I have bought 3 Mac Minis, these are the older ones 2009/10 which will run snow leopard/mountain lion/ Mavericks. I bought each one for approx £60.00 GB Pounds and 2 were free postage, as you may well know snow leopard has Boot Camp built in which is great as you can run Windows 7/8/ 10 on a separate partition along side the Mac op/sys. When i got my Mac Minis I changed the Processor and upped the ram and was able to get Mountain Lion on a Mac that supposedly does not support it and on another thread online I was able to get and use a piece of software that tricks the Mac allowing you to get it to run Mavericks by booting and installing it from a Thumb Drive.

So if you are thinking you need a mac for coding but don't have a lot of cash then Look on Ebay for the older type. Upgrading the processor to a 2.4 GHZ cost me less than £5.00 and the Ram was £8.00.


Last edited by hungryhounduk on Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:30 am, edited 1 time in total.
 #84030  by smashapps
 Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:00 am
Nice thanks for the tip. I don't think it will be that cheap here to upgrade it though. Where did you buy the upgrades from? Were they from ebay too?
 #84038  by hungryhounduk
 Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:28 am
Yeah the Processor and ram were both bought off eBay, I am in the UK so maybe things here might be a bit cheaper than other countries.