Imac 2010 Graphic Card replacement

kyros21

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 6, 2017
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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.
 

chscag

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Feb 17, 2008
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Fort Worth, Texas
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.
 

Willo34

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Feb 5, 2015
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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.
 

kyros21

macrumors newbie
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Feb 6, 2017
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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for your reply i know there are many graphic cards for sale on Ebay, but the price is very expensive for these kind of outdated Graphic card, that's why I would like to know if someone try to install for exemple this kind of graphic card :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...
 

kyros21

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 6, 2017
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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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