Upgrading 27" iMac?

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  1. The Hockaday., Mar 6, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2011

    The Hockaday. macrumors member

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    Nevermind, after some more googling it seems upgrading is out of the question. Guess I'll just have to be happy with lower settings for a bit. ( if there is indeed a way to get better performance please feel free to post it here )

    Ello guys and gals, I have a few, I believe simple questions.

    I have a 2010 27" iMac ( I will post all of the relevant specs in a follow up or edit once I switch back to OSX. ) with 3.03ghz 1tb hard drive and 4gb of ram.

    I am noticing an issue with playing a couple games ( everquest 2 and rift ) that I can not handle higher detail levels.

    I am wondering what could be upgraded to be able to run these games at a higher detail level.

    Would it simply be a video card?

    My apologies to for my novice knowledge level in this aspect of macs =(.

    Thanks for any replies! :apple:
     
  2. The Hockaday. thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok here are the specs I THINK are important, if there is anything else I should get just let me know.

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac10,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM101.00CC.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.53f10
    Serial Number (system): YD0098TT5PE
    Hardware UUID: 06293DE7-073E-542F-ADDE-22DE32E3C511


    ATI Radeon HD 4670:

    Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 4670
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x9488
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    ROM Revision: 113-B8030F-260
    EFI Driver Version: 01.00.383
    Displays:
    iMac:
    Resolution: 2560 x 1440
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Built-In: Yes
    Connection Type: DisplayPort
    Display Connector:
    Status: No Display Connected
     
  3. Quotenfrau macrumors 6502

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  4. The Hockaday. thread starter macrumors member

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    OK thanks, I'll try that tonight with task manager ( I have to run windows for the games ) :(
     
  5. The Hockaday. thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry to ask but, how do I post the data needed from task manager?
     

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