how to upgrade IMac's Hardwares in India....

Discussion in 'iMac' started by greenpeasent, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. greenpeasent macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2009
    hi :eek:,
    I belong to India. I m having an IMac 24" screen size. I hv purchased it in 2008. Currently its configuration is :
    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac8,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM81.00C1.B00
    SMC Version: 1.30f1
    Serial Number: W88116J7ZE4

    graphics card:

    ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro:

    Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
    Type: Display
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x9583
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    ROM Revision: 113-B2250L-259
    EFI Driver Version: 01.00.259
    Resolution: 1920 x 1200
    Depth: 32-bit Color
    Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Quartz Extreme: Supported
    Built-In: Yes
    Display Connector:
    Status: No display connected

    Intel ICH8-M AHCI:

    Vendor: Intel
    Product: ICH8-M AHCI
    Speed: 3 Gigabit
    Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported

    WDC WD3200AAJS-40VWA1:

    Capacity: 298.09 GB
    Model: WDC WD3200AAJS-40VWA1
    Revision: 58.01D02
    Serial Number: WD-WCARW4357284
    Native Command Queuing: Yes
    Queue Depth: 32
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
    Capacity: 235.88 GB
    Available: 82.84 GB
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk0s2
    Mount Point: /

    now i want to upgrade these hardwares to 1 TB or more HDD, NVIDIA Quadrofx graphics card, 6 GB of DDR3 RAM.
    but vendor is telling this is not possible. :confused:

    can anyone help?
  2. knewsom macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2005
    iMacs are not intended to be upgraded. You can pretty easily do the RAM and the HD, but the Graphics Card may give you trouble. Do some searching on the forum - I know some people HAVE in the past done some things with GFX cards, but you're quite limited with what's possible. Generally, if you want to upgrade, you need to buy a new machine.

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