10-18-2006, 08:17 AM #1
Buying a 20" this week. Worth upgrading the CPU and video RAM?
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- Jul 08, 2005
After talking myself out of a 24" iMac I've settled on the 20". I'm giving some thought to the 2.33GHz and 256MB of RAM on an otherwise bone-stock model. Do you guys think these upgrades are really worth it?
I'm usually content to forgo upgrades on anything I can upgrade in the future. Does anybody know if the video RAM is upgradable? How about the CPUs? I know some people have used Core 2 Duos in Core Duo Mac Minis so the CPU swap isn't unprecedented.
10-18-2006, 08:57 AM #2
You can't upgrade the graphics card once you have it. I even phoned apple about this. I have 256mb and found the FPS wasn't fantastic. Speaking to the guy on the phone he said my 256mb should have been fine anyway. Later I realised the screen response time on the screen isn't the best in the world maybe its something worth looking into. To be honest I wouldn't buy one if you dream of updating it except the normal ram... I guess if you can in the future its a bonus.
If you upgrade the CPU in the future you'll need to consider cooling, I guess if the motherboard supports the new chip it will work providing it doesn't meltIt was about time I switched... and I am so glad I did.
10-20-2006, 11:08 AM #3
Originally Posted by DrivinWest
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- Jan 23, 2006
- New Joisey
- Macbook Pro CD 2.16, 2GB ram, 256MB Video.
I didn't think this through at all, did I? LOL
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