iMac G5 video card upgrade???

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by agnasd, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. agnasd macrumors member

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    Now, I know you can't just buy a new video card and install it on the new iMacs, but I have heard that you can have an authorized service rep install either a better video card and/or more vram.

    Has anyone heard of this or even better know where I can get it done. I have a 20" iMac and I would like to see if I could at the least double the video memory.
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    You got and iMac with a video card?

    I don't think anybody else has ever gotten an iMac with a video card, which makes it tougher for them to upgrade it.

    If you want an iMac G5-based system with a video card -- you'll have to buy a current Single Processor PowerMac G5.

    It's the only "iMac G5" with a video card, but most people see it as a PowerMac G5.
     
  3. agnasd thread starter macrumors member

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  4. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Apple lists the midboard as being replacable. This means you can replace the motherboard/prossessor/graphics card assembly. So in theory, yes you can upgrade it by buying a whole new midboard. However, no such improved midboard exists yet.
     
  5. vouder17 macrumors 6502a

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    The iMac doesnt come with a Graphics card, that u can change. You need to change the whole mid plane to change the Graphics Card. The only way you gonna upgrade the Graphics card is by waiting for a new iMac revision.

    PS: Sun Baked wasn't being sarcastic.

    A simple search would have also helped you here.

    DjVoTeZ
     

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