Just Ordered a 8800 GS Refurb...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by The Final Cut, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. The Final Cut macrumors 6502

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    Saw this deal and could not pass it up, seems perfect for me, It will deff. hold me over till the next iMac refresh or two. What should I do to get the best gaming performance in bootcamp xp when I get it? Can I overclock the GS to stock clocks (I heard it comes underclocked). The drivers sitution is really confusing me because it is custom chip for apple and I do not even understand if its a laptop card or...? Plus can someone confirm that this iMac will play older modern games (Bioshock, CoD4, Unreal 3) at near max settings with native res? Im really excited I have been suffering with the 9400M for too long!
     
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    It's a 8800M GTS actually, so it's a really highend laptop card.
    It's about 10% slower than the 8800GT (desktop)
    Check benchmarks here:
    http://barefeats.com/imp01.html
     
  3. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    I'm this close to pulling the trigger on the same refurb. I have a mini 2.0 with the 9400m connected to a Samsung 24 & Dell 22. If I get this one I would sell the mini and the dell and have dual 24s. At $1149 it's hard to pass up. I'm sure the current 27" will be this price after 3 more updates and I'll be ready to upgrade again :)

    Cheers,
     
  4. The Final Cut thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Rather than make a new topic... I want to upgrade the ram. Mac sales says max is 6 gigs, apples site says 4 gigs. I would rather just order the ram off new egg can some one direct me to the bet ram of there? I just want 4 gigs. (all I could afford actually:eek:)
     
  5. zippyzoom macrumors member

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    Just picked one up

    I just ordered a refurb 3.06 8800gs and it should arrive on Tuesday. I recently bought two 2.66ghz with 9400m iMacs for 1500 each but sold them in anticipation of the new iMacs. Since the new imacs were not as revolutionary as I was hoping for...and also for the high price of an i7 spec, I decided to go with the refurb.

    I believe it will have performQnce similar to the basic 27" iMac at a substantial discount
     
  6. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/6400DDR2S4MP/

    About the OCing in Windows, I would advise against it because the the 8800 GTS in the iMac was underclocked due to both voltage and thermal constraints.
     
  7. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    Apple has been known to not advertise correct max RAM. Macsales is a great site and completely reliable. Thing is I don't know how much different of performance you will see for the price. A 4 gig stick of RAM is not cheap and will make the great deal you got a not so great one. I would wait until the price comes down more (same reason I did not upgrade to 16 in my new mac, the 4 gig sticks are still too expensive).
     
  8. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    I ordered mine and it shipped but fedex ground has no estimated delivery date. I can't wait to see how much faster this is vs. the early 2009 mini it replaces.

    Cheers,
     
  9. zippyzoom macrumors member

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    I'm also eager to find out how it compares to my iMac 24'' 2.4ghz with a 2600
     

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