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In How to position your Mac mini, Apple, perhaps being overcautious, say not to: Don't put anything on top of your Mac mini or stack Mac minis on top of each other either. If your Mac mini is configured with AirPort or Bluetooth, you could hamper the signal strength since the antennas are located in the top of the computer. If you only connect with ...


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I use an IKEA 7-inch trivet underneath my Mac mini to improve ventilation. That might help between stacked Mac minis :


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I wish I had a picture for absolute proof, but at one point we stacked up 5 Mac minis for several years running two FirstClass email servers, an OD server, and two file servers. They were in a well air-conditioned systems room with superlative ventilation. To improve the air-flow between the Mac minis, I did stick 1/2" rubber feet at each corner of the ...


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Yes, it is compatible with both 1000Base-T and 100Base-T. I own the Mac Mini 2018 with 10 Gbps option and have tried both configurations in practice. It doesn’t appear to be compatible with 10Base-T, but you’ll be hard pressed to find such equipment anywhere these days. You can find Apple’s description of the network support at the following link: https://...


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The most foolproof way of doing this is simply to disconnect the physical antennas. Then no matter what kind of firmware updates, operating system updates, reboots, or whatever happens - it's not going to enable itself again. You can follow the guide for disassembling at from iFixIt: https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Mac+mini+Late+2018+Teardown/115210 In ...


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Eventually, this should be compatible with 100/1000Base-T but not 10Base-T. Very little currently available hardware works with only 10Base-T. I suppose if you needed to interface with a 10Base-T device, you could just use a 10/100Base-T switch between the devices. These type of switches can be purchase for under 10 USD. According to Apple's website:


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Apple has removed the startup chime from all the Mac models starting from Late 2016. About Mac startup tones Mac models from early 2016 and earlier make a chime sound when they start up. Mac models from late 2016 and newer don't have a startup chime, with the exception of MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017).


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You probably used an old macOS installer app to create your USB bootable disk. A lot of macOS installer apps downloaded before Oct 2019/Nov 2019 contain an outdated certification chain and thus are invalid. Simply download a new OS X El Capitan install.dmg (with a valid cert chain this time), open the dmg and open the InstallOS.pkg. The installer package ...


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The internal drives of Macs are converted to APFS when upgrading to macOS 10.14 Mojave and yes, macOS Mojave boots from APFS just fine. More specifically, when Mojave is installed it will convert any internal drive (including SSDs, HDDs and Fusion/Hybrid Drives) from HFS Plus to APFS. This is an important distinction as prior to macOS Mojave, only SSDs ...


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Yes, the 2018 Mac Mini can support dual 4k monitors at 60 Hz connected the way you indicate. I have this setup myself. There are no caveats. Note: You do not need an "adapter" as such. You just need ordinary, passive cables from Thunderbolt 3 to DisplayPort.


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The iMac in your screenshot comes with the Intel i5-7360U CPU. The Mac Mini comes with the i3-8100B CPU. If you look at the PassMark benchmark, the i5-7360U CPU benchmarks at 5823 passmarks multi-threaded and 2047 single-threaded. If you look at the Geekbench benchmark, the i5-7360 CPU benchmarks approx. 9075 multi-threaded and 4375 single-threaded. In ...


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It depends on the workloads you subject it to. Except for extreme scenarios, you should be fine. Create a little clearance between the units and allow room for convection, don't put them in a cupboard. If you are building a render farm out of new Mac mini's (don't), you're probably using them in a professional capacity. And you're probably planning to phase ...


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The Thunderbolt 3 standard distinguish between two types of supplying power over the connection - either for "charging" or for "bus-powered devices". The standard supports up to 100 watts for charging, which is it what you refer to. This is usually only supported by dedicated chargers or docking stations meant to charge laptops. The minimum requirement of ...


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We have to explicitly add permission to share the screen in System preferences then SFB shows everything in the screen. Ideally SFB should prompt to get some kind of permission to do this or let the user know about this through some message or notification so that it'll be obvious for user.Catlaina is released to public as well so I hope Microsoft address ...


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If you have an bootable macOS installer USB (Here is how to make one), boot from the installer directly by holding Option Key. The options would require having access to a Mac (VM or real) Another option could be to install macOS on an external drive and boot from it(holding option while booting), and try to install macOS on the internal disk. Third ...


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I will assume that your situation is like mine and most other at home: Your Mac mini and other computer is on a local network, you have a router and is connected to the internet using a service provider. Then there are four things needed to reach you mini from the internet. 1) The mac mini has to be "opened" for access. It seems you have done this already. ...


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For private use, a product like TeamViewer could be used, but for a more integrated solution you would need more knowledge (which can be attained for free) to setup and maintain a server. There used to be a simple solution using iCloud’s Back to my Mac, but that is phased out as far as I know. (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT208922) Running a remote ...


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I have managed to find a solution! The USB key that I used was crashing during the installation. Therefore, I went with Internet Recovery mode, and it is successfully installed.


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Hyper-Threading is not offered by this chip? Correct. This chip does not feature Intel Hyper-Threading technology. Hyper-Threading is disabled by default by Apple now No. This chip really has only 3 cores, and 6 virtual? This chip has 6 physical cores. Out of all the variants offered by Apple, Hyper-Threading feature is available only in the 3....


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Hyper-Threading is offered by some models of CPUs in the 2018 Mac Mini. The base-level 3.0 Ghz Core i5 does not offer Hyper-Threading however. I'm writing this on a 2018 Mac Mini with the 3.2 Ghz Core i7 CPU - and it does indeed display 12 graphs in Activity Monitor indicating that Hyper-Threading is enabled and used.


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I have had the same problem. I just upgraded to Catalina. I also updated my zen screen to the Catalina upload on the display link website. My monitor now starts when I start my mini Mac. However, I must make sure I turn off my Asus display when I shut down the computer, if I don’t Shut down the monitor it won’t start when I restart my mini Mac.


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Officially, the late 2012 Mac mini will support two monitors in the following combinations: one HDMI monitor while using one Thunderbolt monitor two Thunderbolt monitors. As for the supported resolutions, the late 2012 Mac mini supports up to 2560 x 1600 on Thunderbolt monitors or up to 1920 x 1200 on HDMI monitors. Of course the above is the official ...


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I had the same issue with EV3237 Monitor. Also, when I was lucky that the Mac Mini somehow started to send a signal, then the screen would go black randomly for a few seconds while I was working on it. I tried the PRAM and SMC thing - no difference. I tried HDMI - no difference. On the other hand, I had no issue on a LG 4k 27" Monitor. Finally I found a ...


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I would suspect PRAM has some bad contents. Check this article on how to reset PRAM: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204063 Additionally, you may need to reset SMC: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201295


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I suggest getting high-quality USB-C to HDMI cables. You should never see link retraining messages unless your cables are flaky. I've had great luck with these: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B073YPBWKB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I run 4 4K monitors off my 2017 15" MacBook Pro, 2 from each side, one goes through an OWC ...


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Had similar issues for awhile, resolved via... Changing combination of adapters / cables / ports as underlying ASICs (Application-specific Integrated Circuits) seemed to have different preferences / properties / thresholds. Disabling 'Energy Saving' / 'Eco' / Etc. mode on connected displays. Connecting displays to non-'eco controlled' (master / slave) ...


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You can’t use three Thunderbolt 3 ports to drive three displays. You can accomplish this by connecting two Thunderbolt 3 to HDMI adapters/cables and one HDMI to HDMI/VGA/DVI adapter via the HDMI port. A couple of things to consider when connecting monitors: Use native signals rather than convert. Thunderbolt 3 is also DisplayPort, so it’s better to go ...


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See https://www.apple.com/mac-mini/specs/ I think you're getting into trouble by trying to run a monitor at 75 Hz. Either lower the resolution or the refresh rate. Try 800x600@60. Once that's stable, step it up a notch until you know the limits. I would also be susipscious of the quality of your HDMI to VGA adapter/cable. Does your monitor have an HDMI ...


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According to Apple Up to three displays: Two displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt 3 plus one display with 4096-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz connected via HDMI 2.0 [...] So it is important to not exceed the maximum resolution supported. Your 1080p Monitors seem to meet that spec so you will need to look at your ...


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Re connecting a Mac mini 2018 to 30" Apple Cinema Display*: * Apple Cinema Display 30" refers to TFT-LCD model (M9179LL/A) only! This does NOT work for the LED apple cinema displays. You need the following: Power Adapter of the Apple Cinema Display The apple mini display port (mini DP) to Dual Link DVI adapter (sold second hand only, 30-150 USD) apple ...


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