Graphics Card upgrade iMac 24" 2009 model help required!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Rlnplehshalo, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Rlnplehshalo macrumors regular

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    I have an iMac 24" 2009 aluminium model (2.66ghz, 4gb ram, etc)
    It also has the NVIDIA 9400m 256mb graphics card, now I keep hearing from various sources that it is possible to upgrade this card to a more powerful card.

    First off, is it possible to do that?

    Secondly, I would be considiring a radeon HD 500mb-1Gb (if possible) to be able to play "Call of duty modern warfare 2" and "Battlefiled bad company 2" etc. with a breeze at mid - high settings.

    Thirdly, I live in Australia (Melbourne to be exact) and was wondering if anyone knew any websites or stores that I could buy the card from and let them install it?

    Thanks in advance,
    rlnplehshalo
     
  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    The 9400m is not a dedicated graphics card, it's a gpu that's soldered on to your computer's motherboard, and uses the system's ram for its own graphical needs.
     
  3. Rlnplehshalo thread starter macrumors regular

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    If it uses sytem RAM then is there some way to increase the RAM allowance or is that up to the cards maximum ability?
     
  4. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    If I remember right, there is a way if you use windows. Not under osx though.
     
  5. Rlnplehshalo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm running windows 7 under bootcamp so if its not a bother, may I ask how?
     
  6. Rlnplehshalo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here state's that the 9400m boost's its memory to 512mb when running in windows bootcamp, might just be my lucky day:)
     

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