Upgrading video card in Intel Imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BabyFace16, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. BabyFace16 macrumors newbie

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    I atm have a intel iMac 17'' with a ati radeon x1600 video card in it(standard) i was wondering can i upgrade it cause to be honest, the card sucks for gaming. i went te the apple shop in Holland but they said they didnt think it was possible. i was wondering if there is anyone who knows it is.
     
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    no way to 'upgrade' the video card on the iMac 'cause its a laptop size and its soldered on to the board.
     
  3. BabyFace16 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm, any otherway to enhance my video memory or somthin cause otherwise it would mean something i have feared for a while, tht my mac would get outdated and unupgradable:eek: :eek:
     
  4. Super Macho Man macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, you are stuck with what you've got. No upgrading possible whatsoever.

    There is a Windows utility you can use to overclock your video chip if you don't mind the risk of melting your Mac. Works only in Windows though. I believe it's called ATItool or something.
     
  5. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Your only option is to sell it and buy a 24" iMac with the GeForce 7600GT, or a Mac Pro with a Radeon X1900XT. Sorry.:(
     
  6. BabyFace16 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tht kinda sucks. btw anyone know what a mac form 1987 is worth with the original carrier bag?
     
  7. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    What kind of mac?
     
  8. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I know someone who has successfully done a replacement video card in the iMac where the 128 x1600 was replaced with the 256 x1600. He said, and I quote: "It was a ****ing b****" but he did it. Appearantly he took a desolderung tool and removed the video card component itself and did a transplant with the same 256mb version of the video card. I'll ask him more about it.
     
  9. BabyFace16 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    k thnx, also ask him if his imac if functioning properly:p:p
     

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