New question = Has anyone installed an upgraded graphics card in their Alum iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mpaar, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. mpaar macrumors newbie

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    New question?
    Has anyone tried an upgraded, different, or faster graphics card in their Alum iMac?
    Like the guy that installed a bigger faster hard drive?

    Regards,
    mikey
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Find me a video card upgrade path beyond the Mobility HD2600XT.
     
  3. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    What about the Mobile Geforce 8800M GTX or GTS?

    Not that we have any compatible drivers for them...
     
  4. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Now find one that's on a compatible MXM card.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    And then one that's designed for the iMac Alu. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    no wai!
    :eek:
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    wai!

    Our newbie friend posted and ran. :(
     
  8. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Maybe he's calling around asking for MXM Mobile cards.
     
  9. mpaar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Newbie really does not know anything about this . . .

    I really do not know so, I figured I would ask. It also appears as if the card that is in the imac is plenty fast enough for my purposes (regular home stuff).

    mikey
     
  10. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    I was really hoping that apple would sell upgradable graphics cards with the new MXM tech, but i knew i was hoping for to much. My 7600GT will just have to last me until my iMac no longers serves me.
     
  11. psonice macrumors 6502a

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    There are 8800 GTX MXM cards available. The one in the picture comes with a laptop but I'm sure it's possible to get one from somewhere.

    Now, all we need is to figure out if it's pin compatible (anyone prepared to spend a big pile of cash and risk both their imac and graphics card?), get some drivers (I guess we'll have 8800 series drivers in the next week or so anyhow, but will they work with a mobile part?), and a hacked bios. Oh, and somebody skilled enough to modify the imac cooling system to suit.
     

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