Old School Mac Mini Questions

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Firstly, thankyou to anyone taking the time to answer my questions. Im new to all this so go easy on me O:)

Never owned a Mac before so rather than buy a brand new one straight away, i have opted to go for an older, second hand machine to see if the whole Mac setup works for me :)

The machine i have bought is Mac mini G4 1.42Ghz, 512MB Ram, 80GB Hard drive. This isnt the super drive model unfortunately. Questions i have are as follow:

1. Im told the maximum memory the machine can support is 1GB (2x512mb) I have however seen on youtube, people insert 2GB (2x1GB) Is this possible??

2. Is the machine i have Wifi enabled or will i have to connect via Ethernet??

3. Can i use a wireless mouse and keyboard??

4. Can it support OS X Leopard 10.5.8??

Many thanks for your time, much appreciated :)
 
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Firstly, thankyou to anyone taking the time to answer my questions. Im new to all this so go easy on me O:)

Never owned a Mac before so rather than buy a brand new one straight away, i have opted to go for an older, second hand machine to see if the whole Mac setup works for me :)

The machine i have bought is Mac mini G4 1.42Ghz, 512MB Ram, 80GB Hard drive. This isnt the super drive model unfortunately. Questions i have are as follow:

1. Im told the maximum memory the machine can support is 1GB (2x512mb) I have however seen on youtube, people insert 2GB (2x1GB) Is this possible??

2. Is the machine i have Wifi enabled or will i have to connect via Ethernet??

3. Can i use a wireless mouse and keyboard??

4. Can it support OS X Leopard 10.5.8??

Many thanks for your time, much appreciated :)
Hi there,
May I suggest that you download and install Mactracker from here which will give you all the detailed specs on your Mini.

A quick look at my own version of Mactracker tells me that although 1Gb is the maximum RAM, there is only one slot free.

Hope this helps.
 
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cheers for that dude, will give it a whirl once she arrives :)

any idea if my mac will support leopard??
 
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I had the same one as my first MAC. It's a great machine, ran tons of music and games on it even wow. The wireless card that is built-in has Bluetooth as well. If you don't have a wireless card in yours the Apple store will install it for $99. But you can also get a bt USB dongle if your just looking for bt only.

Congrats on a great machine, post some pics of the setup when ya can.
 
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cheers for that dude, will give it a whirl once she arrives :)

any idea if my mac will support leopard??
Hi again,
Have a little read of this to give you the low-down on Leopard's requirements.

I would suggest though, that you upgrade the RAM, if you're looking to run Leopard.
Hope this helps. :)
 
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cheers for that rottie mate. Have done some research and i can upgrade the memory to 1GB as it has 1 slot available in the machine. Have ordered some off ebay so will slot that in once it arrives :)

Just trying to find a copy of Leopard at a reasonable price and then i'll be away :)
 
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Just trying to find a copy of Leopard at a reasonable price and then i'll be away

Good luck with that. The price on eBay or Craig's List is anything but reasonable. People are trying to cash in. If you do have to go that route, make sure you get a black retail disc, not the gray ones that ship with new Macs. The gray ones will only work in the model they came with, so if you don't get the right one for your model, you just bought a coaster.

Apple still had some Leopard discs recently. People have reported buying them directly from Apple on various Mac forums. But, you have to call Apple. You cannot order one off the web site or pick one up in an Apple Store.
 

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