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    iMacs graphic card
    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?

    thanks in advance
    Macbook Pro 13"/2.53/4/250

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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?

    Why are you so bothered by the way?

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    That article is over 2 years old... It does not look like it is soldered...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfb View Post
    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.
    The dark is passion, the light is logic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfb View Post
    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?

    June 2007
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