Looking to upgrade graphics card. Help please!

MrPyronaut

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I have recently installed Windows in my Mac with the intention of playing Skyrim, but I found out that my gfx card sucks. In fact, when I try to play Hearts or Solitaire on Windows it gives me a warning about my hardware acceleration and the game runs poorly.

I currently have a NVIDIA GeForce GT 120. I feel I should upgrade this, but I don't have a whole ton of money (around $100 is about my spending ceiling) plus I have no idea what the hell I am doing. Any recommendations?
 
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In fact, when I try to play Hearts or Solitaire on Windows it gives me a warning about my hardware acceleration and the game runs poorly.
That seems to be a Windows problems, as I could play those games in the 90s without hiccups. I guess the GPUs were less capable then than they are now.

I currently have a NVIDIA GeForce GT 120. I feel I should upgrade this, but I don't have a whole ton of money (around $100 is about my spending ceiling) plus I have no idea what the hell I am doing. Any recommendations?
You probably have an Early 2009 iMac?
I don't know of a way to upgrade the GPU on those iMacs, as they are soldered onto the logic board, AFAIK.
http://www.ifixit.com/Browse/iMac_Intel
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/stats/imac-core-2-duo-2.93-24-inch-aluminum-early-2009-specs.html


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MrPyronaut

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Thanks for the reply, simsaladimbamba.

Yeah, I have a 24" 2009 iMac. *heavy sigh* That sucks. Thanks for all the info, though!