iMAc Video Card upgrade?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Konradx, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. Konradx macrumors 6502

    Konradx

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    Hi is it possible to upgrade/change video cards in the new/or older iMacs? If so are they standard PCI-E or APG or laptop versions?

    Thanks in advance

    Konrad
     
  2. Hunts121 macrumors regular

    Hunts121

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    I believe the chips are soldered onto the motherboard just like their laptop counterparts (macbook/powerbook/ibook etc) so I don't believe you can
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    Sorry Konradx, but internally iMacs are more like laptops than a PC Desktop. The only Macs over the past decade where you can upgrade the video cards are the PowerMac towers.
     
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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  5. Konradx thread starter macrumors 6502

    Konradx

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    i guess my dreams of turning an imac into a decent gaming rig is over:(
     
  6. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i'm sorry to hear that. cheer up, i'm sure you'll think of something else to do :)
     

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