Is it possible to upgrade the video card on an old iMac G3 600?

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  1. lsutiger macrumors member

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    The highest resolution it will do is 1024 and I'm trying to use it on a 19inch LCD that has a native resolution of 1280. 1024 on this monitor is just too blurry.

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    Re: Is it possible to upgrade the video card on an old iMac G3 600?

    Nope. The graphics card on the old CRT iMacs is soldered to the motherboard and cannot be replaced. Sorry.
     
  4. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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    No, sorrry-it can't. What it has is called 'integrated graphics', which is seen in many low cost PC's . As an example, the older iMac has ATI Rage graphics. Just like PC integrated graphics such as Intel's 8245G has, but with PC's you may be able to upgrade a PC onboard graphics, but not with Macs. My PC has the Intel 82845G onboard graphics-great with games, better than compared to the iMac graphics.
     
  5. lsutiger thread starter macrumors member

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    I didn't think so. Just had to ask. I'm a new switcher and plan on purchasing a G5 in a couple of months. I guess I can live with this a while longer.

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