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    Possible to upgrade Graphics Card in iMac 2007?
    Back yet again (for those who recognize me before, asking about memory upgrades for the same computer). This time I'm asking about an upgrade to the graphics card. Possible, yes or no? I hear stories of it being replaceable and then stories of it being imbedded into the motherboard. I've got an ATI Radeon HD 2600 at the moment.

    Here're some of my computer details:
    Model Name - iMac
    Identifier - iMac 7, 1
    Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo
    Speed - 2.4 GHz
    L2 Cache - 4 MB
    Memory - 6 GB (woohoo, I did it)

    Thanks all.

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    Possible to upgrade Graphics Card in iMac 2007?
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    I own that machine. I have the service manual. The Video Chipset is part of the Logic board and there it nothing that can be done to upgrade it.

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    Not true, the graphics card is removable. It's a bit of extensive work to get it out though, the logic board has to come out as well.
    http://omni.110mb.com/images/imac2007mxm.jpg - that's what it looks like
    It's not really worth it either. You might as well sell your current machine on craigslist or something and buy a new one with better specs.

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    Possible to upgrade Graphics Card in iMac 2007?
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    Do you own the Service manual on a late 2007 Santa Rosa chipset iMac? I do. And where do you get this Upgrade Proprietary card from? New Egg?

    There is the thing. Look at it. So my other post still stands. You can get the same card and put it in, but where are the upgraded faster cards that fit that slot? Most iMacs from that period dont' even have this but it's on the board.
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