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Hi,

I am wondering if there is any way to change the graphics card in either one of the 20 inch iMacs(2008)?

and if not how good are they really?

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It's a chip which is soldered to the motherboard, so it's not upgradeable.
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You can't remove it. Those graphics card are at best mid-range.

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I can't believe the card is Soldered, (WELDED IN)!!!... It is a Card not a part of the motherboard.. It seems to me this would be the epitome of stupidity... I bet dollars to beernunts that they can be swapped...
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The link is to a picture of the intel imacs motherboard. As you can see its no normal card and cannt be replaced.

http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english...FD=-1570702163
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I can't believe the card is Soldered, (WELDED IN)!!!... It is a Card not a part of the motherboard.. It seems to me this would be the epitome of stupidity... I bet dollars to beernunts that they can be swapped...
It's a laptop on its side - how else would they be able make it so thin?

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That article is over 2 years old... It does not look like it is soldered...
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That article is over 2 years old... It does not look like it is soldered...
Well, I'm just sorry to burst your bubble. Want to change the graphics card? Get a PC, or a Mac Pro.

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That article is over 2 years old... It does not look like it is soldered...
How does the ATI chip smack right in the middle of that board not look soldered to you?


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