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Windows 7: New graphics card on an iMac with a Windows 7 32-bit partition?

27 Feb 2012   #1
Rear Windows

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
New graphics card on an iMac with a Windows 7 32-bit partition?

I love iMacs but I'm also a big gamer, so to circumvent this problem I partitioned my computer to allow in a Windows 7 32-bit so I could play PC games.

My question is if I'm able to update my graphics card in an iMac for preferably an Nvidia graphics card as I hear they are the best the market can offer.

I know that iMacs aren't like typical PCs where you can just unscrew the back panel and replace the graphics card but I'm just curious if anyone has an answer to this as I would like to update my graphics card in the future.


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27 Feb 2012   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I would doubt it, as the iMac, like all Apple computers, uses proprietary components and hardware.
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27 Feb 2012   #3
Rear Windows

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thats what I thought. I thought there might have been some external way to install the Nvidia graphics card so as not to disturb the iMac internally. iMacs are the best, but there's a reason why they're not called "Personal Computers". Thanks for the help!
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27 Feb 2012   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rear Windows View Post
I love iMacs but I'm also a big gamer, so to circumvent this problem I partitioned my computer to allow in a Windows 7 32-bit so I could play PC games.

My question is if I'm able to update my graphics card in an iMac for preferably an Nvidia graphics card as I hear they are the best the market can offer.

I know that iMacs aren't like typical PCs where you can just unscrew the back panel and replace the graphics card but I'm just curious if anyone has an answer to this as I would like to update my graphics card in the future.
All-in-one machines like iMacs tend to be more like laptops than full-sized desktops. Apart from the proprietary Apple considerations, there's simply no place to install a PCI-E graphics card.

A little Googling suggests that it may be possible to swap in a better graphic controller, but you may not find it easy or cost-effective. If all of the "cards" available on the market are pulls from dead machines, you may not like your choices, or the prices that vendors ask for them.

If you wish to play Windows games, perhaps it's time to go over to the Dark Side. Windows has it disadvantages, but the hardware universe is much richer. (And you can install Windows on a homebuilt PC without violating the license agreement, and without 733t h4ckr skillz.)
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