Video Card Upgrade

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  1. gurokevin, Jun 19, 2013
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    gurokevin macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    My wife has a 24" iMac with an ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro graphics card from back in 2007. And I was wondering if I can get an upgrade for it. If so, what is the best graphics card that I can get that will fit it?

    Thanks
    K
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    1997? Maybe 2007? The best video card for that iMac is the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS. These go for about the same price as that iMac's current value. They are the best of three video cards your iMac can take. If you do get one, you must use the Nvidia heatsink that comes with it. The ATI heatsink is not compatible.
     
  3. gurokevin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, sorry, 2007.

    Any idea where I can buy a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS online?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    eBay or some place that specializes in selling Mac parts. Also, you must get one from an iMac.
     
  5. JackRM macrumors newbie

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    I would consider selling your wife's iMac and buying another one.
    The new piece of 8800GS costs same money as your wife's iMac.
    And when you got it installed - the new card will fry your iMac in less than a year.
    The choice is yours :)
     

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