Mini spares: Radeon graphics card

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

  1. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2012
    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 G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    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

    Apr 28, 2012
    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 G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    I remember seeing some teardown pictures of the Radeon ship soldered to the mainboard, so yes, I'm rather sure.
  5. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    Generally with all macs except the Pro it's very difficult if not impossible to swap graphics cards.

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