Mini spares: Radeon graphics card

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Chippy99, May 9, 2012.

  1. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a basic 2011 Mini 2.3 with only the Intel inboard graphics. Does anyone know if I can buy the Radeon 6630m graphics board anywhere. And will it work if I just plug it in? Cant see why not, but thought I would check.
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    Where would you want to "plug it in" into? The GPU is soldered to the mainboard in the MacMini.

    P.S: This is the iMac subforum ;)
     
  3. Chippy99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry about the wrong forum. Thought I had navigated away to the Mini forum, but obviously not!

    I didn't realise the Radeon GPU meant a different motherboard. I assumed it was an add in card, as per laptops.

    Are you sure about this?
     
  4. leman macrumors 604

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    I remember seeing some teardown pictures of the Radeon ship soldered to the mainboard, so yes, I'm rather sure.
     
  5. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    Generally with all macs except the Pro it's very difficult if not impossible to swap graphics cards.
     

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