Intel Mac :: Upgrade My IMac 27" Late 2009's Video Card?

Apr 22, 2012

I've got an iMac 27" late 2009 with these:†Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5†Memory† 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3¬†Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB†and I would like to upgrade my "ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB" to something higher with 2 GB. My question is: is it possible? Like taking off the screen and display and replacing the old video card with a new one without any issues?

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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IMac :: SD Card Slot Of Late 2009 Upgraded To New SDHC Of Mid 2010?

Aug 7, 2010

Since I use my machine a lot for photo work, this new feature on the refresh was nice. Question is does anyone know if it's easy to swap the card reader out of the 2009's for the new SDHC reader?

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Mac Pro :: Finding Best Airport Card For Late-2009

Apr 9, 2010

However, the part/model number is listed as MB363ZA/A, but i've seen some mentions that the part number is now either MB988ZM/A or maybe even MB988LL/A ? Does anybody know which will work and what is official?

I phoned up an authorised Apple reseller in my city (not a proper Apple store) a few weeks ago and they confirmed the necessary part number was MB363ZA/A, and this is what they would install for about ÔŅĹ35 (price including purchase of the card).

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IMac :: Late-2006 20" 2.16 Fast As A Late-2009 21.5" 3.06 IMac?

Nov 15, 2009

It seems that the xBench results for the new 21.5 iMac (base model) are about the same - and maybe a tad bit lower - than my late 2006 20" 2.16 Ghz iMac (score: 140.8) My Geekbench score is lower - c.2900 - it seems, but not by as much as I thought.

Can this be? Is my machine just as fast as the new base models? I've always found that my 2.16 was a bit pokey, sometimes take 15 secs to launch Entourage or Word and 5-10 secs to launch Safari. Opening documents takes a while as well. I was thinking of upgrading, but these speeds are not encouraging.

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Memory For A Late 2009 Imac

Jun 21, 2012

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IMac :: Help! IMac 21.5" (Late 2009) Showing Slight Yellowish Tint!

Jul 24, 2010

Hey guys! So just a few days ago, I received my iMac, and boy do I love it. A definite upgrade and improvement from my old Acer Aspire 3680.

But despite this, I have noticed that my iMac does have a slight yellowish tint at the bottom to corners. I just arrived at my desk, and the login window (I keep a password lock) had a slight yellowish tint when I woke up my iMac from sleep . I then noticed that the bottom two corners had a slight yellow tint to them. I verified this via the MacRumors Forum post, and I was able to find it out by making my desktop background white. Again, it may not seem noticeable at first, but if you examine it closely, it becomes apparent.

I've already called my local Apple store and one of them said that don't know about this issue (?) and that they could schedule an appointment for me. I declined because I have to have me parents take me and I'm pretty sure that I can't handle the load of carrying a 20lbs. computer w/o dropping it (yikes!).

So here's the big question, should I go to my local Apple store or call the Apple hotline when it's open (currently closed at the time of this thread)? I don't want to sound like a lunatic or someone that just wants to get a better iMac for free. Again, it's slight, but considering that I do movie editing and Photoshop work

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MacBook Pro :: Upgrade The Graphics Card In The 2009?

Apr 7, 2012

Is there any way to upgrade the graphics card in the 2009 MacBook Pro?

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May 11, 2012

can I replace my HDD in my late 2009 iMac myself? The current drive is toast and I've heard that late 2009 Apple started using HDDs with thermal sensors.

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Intel Mac :: Fast CPU Fan On Late 2009?

May 21, 2012

My CPU fan seems to be running fast a lot on my late 2009 IMac.  When I wake my system up in the morning the CPU fan is running at 939rpm.  After 20 minutes of surfing I can hear it and it is at 2456rpm.  All of the internal temps are around the same. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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PowerPC :: PowerMac G5 (late 2004) Graphics Card Upgrade

Jul 9, 2008

So my mom's G5 (single 1.8) graphics card just pooped out on us.

Lot's of multi-colored lines show up on the screen at the same time and it never boots into OS X. Ran the CD Apple hardware test and the only error i got back was the video memory. So we're thinking about getting a new video card.

It has the factory card still in it and I can't really decide what kind of card needs to be purchased. I've been hunting around the internet and have found numerous conclusions that all seem to differ.

It's basically an AGP 8x slot. We don't need anything fancy just a replacement. There's an auction on ebay right now for the current card (nVidia GeForce FX 5200) but the auction has two in it and we only need one.

but anyway, if anyone could lead me in the right direction i'd really love to get my mom's mac up and running again.

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MacBook :: Upgrade The Graphics Card In A Late 2006 (original)?

May 27, 2012

I have this Late 2006 Macbook, that still runs great and everything, but the only problem iv been running into, is video. So when i watch a video in QuickTime Player, or QuickView, or even YouTube, the video just randomly starts to flip out. So, is it possible to upgrade the Graphics Card?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Snow Leopard, Original MacBook.

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IMac :: Where To Find BEST DEAL On Late 2009 16 GB RAM?

Aug 24, 2010

I am in market to upgrade RAM from 4GB to 16 GB on my refurb iMac which i bought early this year , not too good with finding correct ram and a good price..

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Intel Mac :: Upgrading HDD On Late 2009 27"?

Mar 5, 2012

Can I upgrade the HD in my late 2009 iMac 27 to one of the WD Caviar Green 3tb drives?  I am running Lion and all of the latest updates are complete. 

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Intel Mac :: 27 (late 2009) Target Display With PC?

May 15, 2012

I am trying to connect my windows 7 laptop to my iMac 27 (late 2009).  The laptop is an hp elitebook 8440p with integrated intel graphics and it has a display-port. I bought a displayport to minidisplay port cable and connected to my iMac 27; nothing is happening.  My laptop says no displays detected and the iMac does nothing when i press command-F2...i've also tried command-F2-Fn.  It doesnt even seem to respond to command-F2.  Also under the keyboard shortcuts menu there are only two shortcuts for displays and its to dim and brigthen the display. The iMac and PC are both up to date with software; OSx 10.7.4 Lion.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook :: Upgrade Graphics Card In My Aluminum 13-inch (Late 2008)?

May 4, 2012

My 13-inch Macbook (Late 2008) currently uses the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB graphics card, but I want to upgrade it, so that I can play games at a higher quality. Is this possible? If so, what graphics cards are compatible with my Macbook (Late 2008)?

Info:MacBook (13-inch Aluminum Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.3), 8 GB RAM

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OS X :: Late 2009 Imac 21.5 Inch Sleep / Wake

Jan 5, 2010

i just bought the imac 21.5 inch with ati radeon 4670 and the base spec. after few hours of playing with this new toy. i realise that when you press the shutdown button, it will put the imac to sleep instead of showing the shutdown/restart option that i have on my macbook. Is there any way to make it work like a macbook power button. secondly, whenever my imac wake up after sleeping, the fan will run faster and automatically went to sleep again. this issue just keep repeating itself. i have no choice but to shutdown the imac and boot up again. Thirdly, i try the machine on WoW and i realise that the sound is rather choppy

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IMac :: Late 2009 Model - Top Of The Screen Burning Hot

Aug 2, 2010

I've been playing StarCraft II the past couple of days and noticed the fan for the first time since I've gotten my iMac (which was in November). So I touched the top of the screen and it was burning hot. Is this normal? I really haven't heard the fan until playing SCII, so I'm not sure if my iMac has always been hot.

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IMac PPC :: Late 2009 And Later: Installing Or Replacing Memory?

Apr 2, 2012

My iMac is old. 2003 runs lepoard and 85 gig and I gig memory. Problem is can't find finder ( where's finder) turned off and on  to no avail hard drive is 95% full also use Iomega 450 gig portable hd!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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Intel Mac :: Using A 27-inch (Late 2009 Or Mid 2010) As An External Display

Apr 7, 2012

why can't i turn down the monitor brightness in target display mode? volume keys and cmd-f2 works as described, but brightness keys do nothing?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Replace 27" (Late 2009) Hard Drive Myself?

Apr 24, 2012

I'd like to replace (upgrade to larger drive) the hard drive in my iMac myself.

Info:iMac (27-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Using A 27-inch (Late 2009 Or Mid 2010) As An External Display?

May 10, 2012

I would like sometimes use my PC and I would like to use 2010 iMacs display as my PC's display.

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Intel Mac :: Can Use A Thunderbolt Storage Hard Drive With Late 2009

May 11, 2012

Can I use a thunderbolt storage haqrd drive with my late 2009 iMac?

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Mac Pro :: Upgrade Video Card Vs Upgrade Entire System?

Jan 28, 2010

I am kicking around between upgrading video card in my 1st gen Mac Pro (2 x 2.66 dual core, 8gb ram) from 7300 Gt to ati 4870 vs. upgrading to a newer system altogether...

Newer MP has 2 x 2.66 quad cores, 12 gb ram with the 4870 card.) What kind of improved performance might I really expect or even notice when using photoshop, light video editing, 3d graphics.

I have not included costs because I want to focus on the performance boosts sans cost for the purpose of this discussion.

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Intel Mac :: Where Are The Diagnostic LEDs Located On A 27" (late 2009, 3.06GHz)

Apr 1, 2012

My iMac stopped booting. The fans and hard-drive spin up but the screen stays black and I can hear that the hard drive isn't been read after the initial spin up. 

I decided to open it up to take a look at the diagnostic LEDs to see if it might help me diagnose the problem (the most obvious failure is the logic board). I can't find the LEDs anywhere, where are they? Does my iMac even have diagnostic LEDs? 

The other possibility is that I can't find the lights because they aren't lighting up. The fans, the hard drive and the CD drive all spin up fine so at least I know that there is some power running though it.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 27" 3.06GhZ (late 2009)

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Intel Mac :: How Much Does Apple Charge To Replace The Super-drive In A Late 2009

May 5, 2012

How much to have Apple store replace the superdrive in an iMac?

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Intel Mac :: (27-inch, Quad Core, Late 2009): Startup Keys May Not Work With The Wireless Keyboard?

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I had a wireless  keyboard I was working on and had set up a password, the keyboard has broken and is damaged how do I get in the computer?

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OS X :: Mac Pro Video Card Upgrade

Jan 4, 2011

So I was given a first gen Mac Pro (2.66 dual dual-core "quad") which has taken a beating cosmetically, but hardware wise it's fine, just bulging caps on the video card: GeForce 7300GT.

This is going to be my testing and OS restore server once I get it up and going, assuming I can do that for less than the cost of a Mini Server.

On GSX the system is listed as "Ver3" so I assume that means it's a later revision that has the PCI-E 2.0 slots.

I need a new video card that will work with this system. Doesn't need to be anything special, I won't be gaming with it. Cheap is always good too. Mac OS X Server's going to cost $500, so if the price goes over $1,000 total, it's probably just cheaper to get a Mini Server. I already need to get an Airport and BT card which is about $150 total.

Apple's TSPS was completely useless at helping with this one, so hoping someone out there will maybe be a bit more helpful. So far I can only really pin down the GeForce 7300GT, GeForce 8800GT, Radeon HD 2600XT and Radeon HD 4870 as being compatible. None of which are very easy to find... At a reasonable price anyway.

So, looking for video cards compatible with Mac OS X, and the first gen Mac Pro. ATI or nVidia makes no difference, preferably sub-$150. I have searched in vain for some kind of list, and wouldn't be posting here if I had any luck, but if someone has better luck with Google than me,

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Mar 7, 2008

Is it possiable to get a off-the-shelf video card for the 2008 MP? I've seen that the MP uses the same graphics card as other PC computers (i.e. PCI-E)
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IMac :: 27" I5 (late 2010) RAM Upgrade?

Nov 14, 2010

I've got a 27" imac i5, with 4 RAM slots. I do actually have 2x2Gb installed, but that's not enough to run windows 7 smoothly with Parallels.

I would like to upgrade the RAM. Can I buy 1x4Gb now, and add another 1x4Gb later? (short on money at the moment...)

The two original modules are installed in BANK 0/DIMM0 and BANK 1/DIMM0. Should I install the new module in any free slot available?

Another question: is this memory fine?

PATRIOT SODIMM DDR3 4GB(1X4GB)1333Mhz MacCompliant

I read some topics about ram upgrade, but it's not clear wether you can add one single module...melagodo

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PowerPC :: Upgrade Of G5's Video Card?

Jan 7, 2009

I really want a new MBP to replace my aging G5 but I can't quite afford it yet. Maybe by the end of the year.

In the meantime, I was thinking about doing some upgrades to try and get me through the rest of the year. RAM is pretty cheap, but what about a new video card?

I have a G5 single 1.8GHz (2.25 GB of memory) with a GeForce FX 5200 AGP card. I'm mostly concerned with CS3 and video playback.

Here's my options:
ATI Radeon 9600 from Other World Computing?
A card from eBay? (I've heard good things about applemacanix)
A PC card and flash it? (Though I'd have to find a PC friend to do it, as I don't have another computer.)

Or do nothing and limp along until I get that MBP?

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