After Purchasing Can I Upgrade Graphics Card/Memory?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by PurpleCliff, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. PurpleCliff macrumors regular

    PurpleCliff

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    If I bought the cheapest iMac at base model right now, in a month or two could I buy more RAM for it? Then could I later buy a better video/graphics card and get that put in?
    And could I have these things done by official Apple peoples. Not that I care much - I'd just like to know if official people do this. :)
     
  2. avihappy macrumors 6502

    avihappy

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    Video: No, you are stuck with the video you buy! With the low end 20 inch iMac your only option is the poor 9400M.

    RAM: Yes, you can even do it yourself (it won't void the warranty)!
     
  3. ayeplussjr macrumors regular

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    RAM would be the easiest upgrade....you would be able to upgrade RAM yourself. Even check youtube for how-to's. Click on the "Guides" tab and look for RAM. There are links on where to purchase and how to upgrade. I don't believe you can change out the graphics card. I believe they are soldered to the motherboard.
     
  4. PurpleCliff thread starter macrumors regular

    PurpleCliff

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    Ouch so I am going to be stuck with the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M forever! It better be good! I do some pretty harsh stuff to my computers!
     
  5. gonzaload1987 macrumors regular

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    im in the same as you my friend, i want to upgrade my 8800gs video card to ati 4850 new one, because beofre i upgraded ati 2600 for the 8800gs which i have now.

    Do you think is there any posibility to upgrade with an official seller?
     

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