Model A1312 / Mid 2010 / 3.2 GHz Core i3 or 2.8 & 3.6 GHz Core i5 or 2.93 GHz Core i7

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Graphics card replacement options

Hello, I just got a mid 2010 27" i7 iMac, and it has graphics failure, I'm pretty sure. It has artifacts on the screen, which are odd colored pixels randomly dotted around, and will occasionally log me out or restart. What are my replacement options? Will a graphics card from any unibody iMac work? The iMac currently has a Radeon HD 5750 with 1GB of ram. I'm fine with a downgrade, as long as the card can still power the large display. Replacement 5750's look pretty expensive, so I'm trying to see if there is a lower cost card I can use instead.

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Hi Da, I dont think you will be able to fit the macbook pro graphics card in there because in my past experiences laptops dont usually use pci x 16 plugs. What i would do is find a new card for imacs and replace it. Good Luck!!

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da stumer oh then you should be fine using that card

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Not sure where you're getting MacBook Pro from, I was asking about unibody iMacs late 2009 through 2011


So should be fine using a card from any unibody iMac?


yes but the computer may not recognize the card and want to go into recovery which is ok there should be an option to keep all of your information


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