Are video cards from 20" 2007 iMacs campatible with 24" 2008 iMacs

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  1. gbuyer macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    My 24" 2008 imac has a failing ATI Radeon HD 2600Pro video card, I was wondering if an ATI Radeon HD 2400XT from mid 2007 (20") is compatible with my 2008 24" imac?

    Thanks a lot!
     
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  3. jpcoelho macrumors member

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    Hi,

    did you manage to install the 20 inch imac graphics ti the 24 inch iMac? I have a similar issue with mine and wanted to know if they really are compatible...
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    The cards themselves are, but the heatsinks are not.
     
  5. jpcoelho, Oct 7, 2014
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    Thanks for the input, Intell... so if I find a heatsink for a 24 inch HD2600, I will be able to install the HD 2600 from a 20 inch model? mine has the 8800GS, I assume the heatsink is not compatible with the ATI..
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    You need the matching heatsink for the card model and the iMac size.
     
  7. jpcoelho macrumors member

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    Thanks... I will therefore have to scout the auction sites for a suitable candidate!
     

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