iMac 256MB VRAM upgrade source

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ChrisA, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    It looks like the only place I can buy a 20" Intel iMac with the 256MB VRAM option is from the Apple store (either on-line or retail) I've not seen the VRAM upgrade option offered anyplace else.

    Is this true? No one else sells them?
     
  2. ncoffey macrumors regular

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    It's soldered onto the board. I don't think there have been ATI or nVidia cards that have been upgradable in the consumer series for a very long time, if ever.
     
  3. ChrisA thread starter macrumors G4

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    don't want to upgrade an iMac, want an upgraded IMac

    Did I ask the question wrong? I don't need to upgrade a 128MB iMac to 256Mb. I need to buy an iMac with the factory installed 256MB option. From what I've seen the only way to get one is direct from Apple. Amazon, MacWorld and other outlets only seem to carry the 128MB units. Hopefully this is more cllear. Yes I know the VRAM is soldered down
     
  4. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a

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    The only way to get the 256MB VRAM is through Apple.com since it is a CTO (customized to order) option. Amazon.com, CompUSA, Apple Store only have the base models.
     
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Any Apple VAR can order a 256VRAM model for you, but it does have to be special ordered from Apple, so you might as well just buy it direct unless the VAR is giving you a better deal.
     

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