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betolley

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Jan 13, 2023
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I have a i7 2011 iMac with a Radeon HD 6970M. It works fine. I am getting ready to open it and install a 2tb SSD. I was looking at installing the NVIDIA K4100M. I looked at benchmarks and it seems that the Radeon HD 6970M scored slightly higher everywhere I looked. Has anyone done it? Was it faster?
 

vishvajit

macrumors newbie
Jan 12, 2023
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It is not possible to install the NVIDIA K4100M GPU in an iMac, as this GPU is designed for use in high-end mobile workstations and is not compatible with iMac systems.

Additionally, even if you were able to find a compatible GPU upgrade for your iMac, it is important to note that upgrading the GPU in an iMac is not a simple or straightforward process. The iMac is a tightly integrated system with custom components, and any upgrades or modifications should only be attempted by experienced technicians with the proper tools and expertise.

In terms of upgrading to an SSD, this is a more straightforward process that can significantly improve the performance of your iMac. However, it is still important to take the necessary precautions and follow the proper procedures to avoid damaging your system or losing any data.

Overall, while it may be tempting to upgrade the GPU in your iMac to improve performance, it is not a recommended or feasible option. Instead, focus on upgrading other components such as the storage and RAM to improve performance and extend the lifespan of your system.
 

Nguyen Duc Hieu

macrumors 68030
Jul 5, 2020
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
It is not possible to install the NVIDIA K4100M GPU in an iMac, as this GPU is designed for use in high-end mobile workstations and is not compatible with iMac systems.

Additionally, even if you were able to find a compatible GPU upgrade for your iMac, it is important to note that upgrading the GPU in an iMac is not a simple or straightforward process. The iMac is a tightly integrated system with custom components, and any upgrades or modifications should only be attempted by experienced technicians with the proper tools and expertise.

In terms of upgrading to an SSD, this is a more straightforward process that can significantly improve the performance of your iMac. However, it is still important to take the necessary precautions and follow the proper procedures to avoid damaging your system or losing any data.

Overall, while it may be tempting to upgrade the GPU in your iMac to improve performance, it is not a recommended or feasible option. Instead, focus on upgrading other components such as the storage and RAM to improve performance and extend the lifespan of your system.

Oh please don't tell us what is possible and what is not possible.
Where I live, the repair shops can even replace the T2 chip on Macbook Pro.
 
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