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Hi,

What I want to know is are these 24" machines any good. I'm looking to buy the old (well couple of months) white imac. I can only find one's with 128mb video cards in. Are these any good. I would buy the latest 24" imac but I'm not a fan of the new glossy screen mainly because of where the imac will be it would be impossible for me to use (glare etc...). I would like to do some gaming but have issues about the 128 card it comes with.

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As far as I know that imac came with the option of one of the following:

NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 128 MB memory
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256 MB memory

Since you talk about it only having 128 MB memory I assume you are are referring to the first graphics card here. And that card is reputed to be better than the ATI graphic cards Apple are using now. I have no idea why that brand was pulled. But from my experience the NVIDIA gives decent frame rates of most applications/games out there. But supposedly there is not a lot of support for it out there.

I think if you can get that machine for a good price I say take it. As those white imacs are getting quite popular now due to their matte screen. And the 128 MB should be fine.
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As far as I know that imac came with the option of one of the following:

NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 128 MB memory
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256 MB memory

Since you talk about it only having 128 MB memory I assume you are are referring to the first graphics card here. And that card is reputed to be better than the ATI graphic cards Apple are using now. I have no idea why that brand was pulled. But from my experience the NVIDIA gives decent frame rates of most applications/games out there. But supposedly there is not a lot of support for it out there.

I think if you can get that machine for a good price I say take it. As those white imacs are getting quite popular now due to their matte screen. And the 128 MB should be fine.
Nice one cheers for that info. Gonna go now and get one. Also I bought iLife 08 for my MBP. It's only a 1 machine licence so if I uninstall it and reinstall on the new imac can I use it?

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Don't expect to play killer games on that. Cause with a 24 inch iMac, the 7300 has to output a 1920*1200 resolution which even my 7900GT lags in many games. It's good enough for most tasks though...
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Don't expect to play killer games on that. Cause with a 24 inch iMac, the 7300 has to output a 1920*1200 resolution which even my 7900GT lags in many games. It's good enough for most tasks though...
Thats right. I'm not expecting to play the latest games at full res but game like call of duty etc I want to start playing again. Anywayz just got back from the store and ordered one. Should be at the store in afew days.

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No, they're not "any good" [eye roll]
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what do you mean there not any good? Please explain?

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NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 128 MB memory
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256 MB memory

Since you talk about it only having 128 MB memory I assume you are are referring to the first graphics card here. And that card is reputed to be better than the ATI graphic cards Apple are using now. I have no idea why that brand was pulled. But from my experience the NVIDIA gives decent frame rates of most applications/games out there. But supposedly there is not a lot of support for it out there.
Eh? The HD2600 is a lot faster than the 7300GT and the HD2600 is on a par with the 7600GT.

Have a look at http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphi...=716&chart=287
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