Radeon 6790m from PC-NB to iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Mackata, Apr 30, 2018.

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  1. Mackata macrumors newbie

    Mackata

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    Hey,
    can anybody tell me if its possible to take a 6790 videocard from Win-Notebook and place i in a 2011 iMac 27"??
    Will the effect be that I have no bootscreen only or what will happen?
    Does anybody know a way or description?
    Excuse my simple english
     
  2. biffuz macrumors member

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    You can't take the videocard out of a notebook, for the simple reason that notebooks don't have a videocard. Everything is just soldered.
    There are some rare notebooks with a videocard, but the iMac has no connector for it.
     
  3. Mackata thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mackata

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    I have it in front of me... No doubt and it has the same connector as the old Mac vidcard.
     
  4. biffuz macrumors member

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    Damn, I've been into Macs for 15 years, repairing, refurbishing and upgrading them and I never noticed that some iMacs had MXM slots.
    Anyway, it looks like the card needs to have an Apple firmware or it won't work at all. Guess you can try, it shouldn't hurt.
     
  5. Mackata thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mackata

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    I normally upgrade Mac Pros here in Germany and iMac is not my business. If you got interesting things for the MP please contact me again
    Best Regards,
    Franz
     
  6. boy80 macrumors newbie

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    If its from a dell it will work. Just grab the correct firmware from techpowerup and flash. Get the correct 1g or 2g video ram to match yours and flash. I used a dell alienware laptop to flash mine. But u can pi or a ecternal programmer. Once flashed it will wirk like a Apple video card should
     

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