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Michael
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iMac graphics card

Postby Michael » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:29 am

Has anyone replaced a graphics card in a 2011 iMac 27" with a non-Apple one?
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Re: iMac graphics card

Postby chas_m » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:00 pm

Michael wrote:Has anyone replaced a graphics card in a 2011 iMac 27" with a non-Apple one?
Cheers,
Michael


This is not an operation for the feint of heart. I found this discussion on the topic:

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/296 ... 27%22+2011

But as you'll see, this is simply not a repair a non-tech can do, and third-party cards not compatible with that specific Mac model are right out. You can get a compatible card pulled from an iMac (similar vintage only) and have a tech (like say EB or Byte) install it for you, but ... get an estimate and see if you think it's worth it.

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