Upgrading video card?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Pipkoster, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Pipkoster macrumors newbie

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    Hi!
    I have just bought a new iMac
    Intel Core i3 3.06
    4gb of memory
    ATI Radeon HD 4670 256mb

    But when buying i forgot about video card. Actually 256 mb is not enough for me.

    Is there any ways of upgrading it? For 1gb?
    Thx!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You have 14 days to return it. ATI 5670 (aka 5730M) with 512MB of GDDR3 is the best you can get for 21.5" so if you need even more GPU power, you must get the 27" with ATI 5750 (aka 5850M) which has 1GB of GDDR5
     
  3. Pipkoster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nooo. Returning is not an option for me for some reasons.
    I mean if there is any ways to upgrade card?
    Anyways thx for ur answer!!!)
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Theoretically yes, but the procedure is rather complicated and replacement cards are hard to find and very expensive. I haven't heard anyone doing it.

    Why can't you exchange it for a model with better GPU?
     
  5. Pipkoster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Because it was bought more then 14 days ago by person that than sold it to me. Somehow like that...
    Too bad :(
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Be quick, it's your lucky day

    http://store.apple.com/us/help/returns_refund?mco=MTM3NDgyOTE
     
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  8. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    If you can't return to the seller because it was a private sale rather than direct from Apple or an Apple Store and you are truly unhappy with the graphics card then your best option is to on-sell it yourself and hope you get the majority of your money back in the sale.
     

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