Upgrading 27" iMac?

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

    The Hockaday. macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2010
    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

    Aug 14, 2010
    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
    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


    Mar 6, 2011
  4. The Hockaday. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2010
    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

    Aug 14, 2010
    Sorry to ask but, how do I post the data needed from task manager?

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