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    upgrading video card

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    Talking upgrading video card
    hi from a scale of 1 to 10.... 10 being the hardest how hard is it to replace your video card....i have a PowerMac G5 dual 1.8ghz w/30"cinema hd display....any help would be appreciated.

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    upgrading video card
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    To replace a video card, all you really have to do is take out the old one and swap in the new one. With Windows, you usually have to upgrade drivers, but since OS X is a lot more plug and play friendly, it should handle that part on its own. The hardest part is actually choosing which video card you want.

    So I would have to say somewhere around 2 or 3 on the difficulty scale.

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    upgrading video card

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    Thanx for the response, kash

    I was also thinking about upgrading my vram....1-10?

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    upgrading video card
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    27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 10.10.2 -64Gb iPad 2-64 Gb iPhone 6+-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage
    The VRAM is on the Video Card. Most Mac edition Video cards are not VRAM upgradable...


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    upgrading video card
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    The hardest part is coming up with the money to buy the new video card :-D
    "Luck favors the prepared"

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