Updating bootrom

The early Intel-based i Macs also had a socketed CPU and there are a couple C2D CPU upgrade reports here on those.) This page has pre-2009 model Mac Mini owner comments on Core 2 Duo (and some Core Duo) CPU upgrades as the (2006-2008 mfg) Intel-CPU Mac Mini has a CPU socket on the logic board (as did early Intel-based i Macs).Some reports include notes on updating mac mini 1,1 efi firmware/bootrom to mini 2,1 version for 3GB RAM support vs 2GB w/mini 1,1 - Guide to Flashing Mini 1,1 to 2,1 at [ If anyone knows of another mirror of the Firmware DL, let me know.] There were several news page posts earlier in 2006 on Core Duo CPU swaps (before the Core 2 Duo), although they are not listed here, except for the one that included a step-by-step guide on Mini CPU swaps from early May 2006 (see (2006) Mac Mini Intel CPU Upgrade Guide) and later posted ifixit guide).Got everything put back together and pressed the power button.Got what I was hoping for, a startup chime and the display showed a folder with a question mark in it.I am happy to say my mini booted up just fine and 10.7.5 is working well so far.

This partition was then used to create a disk image that would then be cloned onto the mini's hard drive without the platformsupport.plist or any user accounts.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.Partition 2 was used to create another install of 10.7 which was then used to create a disk image for cloning onto my mini without the platformsupport.plist.This was mainly for backup purposes in case I messed something up and could not get 10.7.4 or 10.7.5 working on the mini.

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