Imac 2010 Graphic Card replacement

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kyros21, May 3, 2017.

  1. kyros21 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    Same as most of the people i encounter a trouble with the graphic card of my Imac 2010 HD6970. It died and for ever even if try to give her a new life by making a cure cycle.

    So i have to replace it by the same model or the best one HD6970 2gb, and i found some of them but not coming from Imac but other laptop like Alienware or Dell.

    Does anyone already try to put these models in Imac ? Does it work ? Because these kind of graphic card are cheaper than the apple one and easier to find.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    The graphic card replacement for your iMac is expensive. As far as I know, there are several iterations of cards that will work but they are all Apple cards. I don't know of any other manufacturer's card that will work. Some folks have tried to repair the card using a reflow process but that doesn't always work or just works for a short time. Maybe someone else will have an idea for you.
     
  3. Willo34 macrumors regular

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    I think those are the only options I know.....a new card will cost you about 500-600 dollars for your device.
     
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  5. kyros21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, thanks for your reply i know there are many graphic cards for sale on Ebay, but the price is very expensive for these kind of outdated Graphic card, that's why I would like to know if someone try to install for exemple this kind of graphic card :

    http://www.ebay.fr/itm/172014551116 or http://www.ebay.fr/itm/282430102987

    It's the same chip HD6970m 2gb, but the brand is different, like Clevo or AMD for Dell and Alienware.

    I'm not sure it's 100% works with an Imac, but the price is very interesting compare to Apple Graphic Card...
     
  6. kyros21, May 4, 2017
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    kyros21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I found some informations about my question. In Fact Apple Graphic card have a EFI (kind of bios) instead of PC card that doesn't have it.

    So it may cause some issue on OSX, there is a solution for Nvidia card ( GTX 680 780 etc..) by using Nvidia webdriver, but nothing for ATI card, like HD6970 or 6770 etc...

    Maybe you have some informations about that ?

    Thanks
     

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