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    I suspect it was an environmental decision where the assembly plants might have been releasing lead into the environment through ventilation or some such.

    Actually you can blame the European Union who dictated the new rules regarding lead, especially as it applied to Europe and any imports, but it seems everybody adopted it except for the military that was exempt from the use of lead in their equipment. I guess lead bullets were already an exemption!!!

    There is one minor detail as an older article outlines that still hasn't changed:
    Great, so the E.U. admits there is no reliable substitute. Yet, they require use of a substitute.
    Rollback the Lead-Free Initiative
    Rollback the Lead-Free Initiative

    So until some big influences stop rolling over and playing dead Regarding Lead use, we'll be stuck with the lousy poor substitutes, regardless of where it is used. Even inside a machine or electronic device or computer.

    But I guess doing so can save a young Asian or poor country child's or even adult's life who spends their day over an open fire melting away the components and breathing the fumes from the heated electrical devices dumped in their landfills in order to claim some small precious metals or whatever usable parts they can find to sell.




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    2011 27 inch iMac compatability

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    Yeah I don't know why they had to that. So, another question, if, more like when, this card breaks again, could I just bake it again and again, will it slowly get less reliable or can I just keep baking this thing for the next 4 or 5 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick1991 View Post
    Yeah I don't know why they had to that. So, another question, if, more like when, this card breaks again, could I just bake it again and again, will it slowly get less reliable or can I just keep baking this thing for the next 4 or 5 years?
    You might be able to do that. Keep updating this thread each time you do it. I think most Mac-Forums users, upgrade Macs more frequently.
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    2011 27 inch iMac compatability
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    hi nick1991

    you can bake the card again but over time it will eventually fail.


    but saying that I have baked my 2011 iMac 27 GPU 4 years ago and its still going strong today,

    I use it for photo editing and YouTube clips.

    so you should be fine for a while the minimum time id bake the card for tho is 10mins no longer and no less.

    let us know how you get on
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    Alright, thanks. I baked mine for 8 minutes so we'll see how long it lasts. So far so good, I'll update!

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