Loc: Vancouver, BC Canada
One thing to keep in mind is that Apple has never written any code for a Celeron. I know its all x86 but you can be sure that they put C2D and Xeon optimized code in their intel sw. Even though i'm sure it would run it would be running on a cpu it was never intended to run on.
You may end up with a very slow and very unstable system. If you ask me its better to put the 300 aside till you have another 300 and then you can buy a mini. The new ones all have 1GB standard and the entry level is now a C2D 1.83. Something to think about..
Mac mini C2D 1.83GHz - 2GB RAM - 200GB 7200rpm HD Sawtooth w/G4 1GHz - 1GB RAM - SIIG SATA w/2x1TB HD B&W w/G4 600MHz - 1GB RAM - 2x80GB HD Sawtooth G4 400MHz - 512MB RAM - 40GB HD Dell Ultrasharp 2007WFP 20" Widescreen LCD 2.94TB Total Storage
Loc: Florida, USA
I only did a hardware test. I'm waiting for the CPU to get here and the 1GB of ram. After they get here i'll slap the system together and spend the day getting OSx to run. Tomorrow after work I need to stop by RPC computers and pick up a 20 to 24pin adapter for the power supply. I'm going to put the hardware into the sawtooth case I painted. I might even write a guide for this.
I tried 10.4.6 x86 on my xtra PC, a PentiumD 4.0ghz on an Asus pdl2 with 1gb of adata running at 720. It would post and get stuck on the Apple screen. I am going to try an sata hd and see if that helps as this mb is a bitch for recognizing primary hard drives.
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