upgrade iMac graphics card?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cloudnine, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. cloudnine macrumors 6502a

    cloudnine

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    Okay, I'm embarassed to ask this... I know this is a total n00b question, but I'm only asking because i came across this article:

    http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/pcs/24+inch-imacs-graphics-card-is-self+upgradeable-199477.php

    I realize that not only is the article a couple years old, and that it applies to the older style iMac, but I was wondering if there is any chance in hell that it might be possible with the new iMacs. I know, that even if it was possible, it would be a hell of a lot of work, taking apart the iMac, probably some soldering, etc... not to mention the difficulties of even getting ahold of the new NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS chip/card.

    That would bring me to my next question... it probably wouldn't even be possible to put in an NVIDIA chip/card in there if an ATI one is now, right? I'm sorta clueless when it comes to hardware (as you can already tell... hah).

    Just wondering, since I bought my 24" 2.8ghz iMac a month ago and now it's already outdated... grrrr. :mad:
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Please search; a thread about this was made less than five minutes ago.

    It's not really possible.

    What do you mean 'already'? They've been out since August; they're a little old.
     
  3. cloudnine thread starter macrumors 6502a

    cloudnine

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    sorry, i clearly spent too much time creating my post. :rolleyes:

    already, meaning i've only had it a month.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You could sell it for most of its retail value and upgrade if you find 2.8 GHz to be insufficient.
     
  5. cloudnine thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    2.8ghz is great. the graphics card is "meh".
     

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