iMac (2006) - MXM video card replacement

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kovacm, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. kovacm macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    is it possible to put some newer MXM card in White, 24" iMac (2006.)?

    Can I buy some card from newer Aluminum iMac (2007/2008)? will it work in iMac 2006.?

    I would like to put 8800GS card... :)

    Thanx!
     
  2. kovacm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :) why?

    did someone try?

    only info I found about MXM cards and iMac is this: http://www.mxm-upgrade.com/notMXM.html (search for: "Apple")

    but here I talking about Apples card, only from newer model...
    I think that only fiting could be problem.
     
  3. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    Why? Because there were no other MXM video cards made that fit the 2006 Imac. Apple decided to go to discrete (soldered on) graphics chips with the nvidia 9400m.

    Searching this forum for "MXM" will reveal other threads with the same information.
     
  4. kovacm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think you are wrong ;)

    1) there is few MXM card for iMacs (or bunch of it :)):

    http://www.applepalace.com/apple-mac/apple-parts/apple-graphic-cards/imac-graphic-cards/index.asp

    2) "discrete graphics" is NOT integrated! take a look at:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_processing_unit#Dedicated_graphics_cards

    anyway, nvidia 9400 is used only in newest low-end iMac! All other have some kind of MXM card (ATI and nvidia have different standards for "laptop" aka MXM graphics card so I suppose that I can not use ATI card for sure, maybe 8800GS from 24" Alu. iMac 2007.)...


    does anybody have experience with these ?
     
  5. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    Oops, meant integrated.

    Good luck with the other stuff.
     

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