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Model A1312 / Mid 2010 / 3.2 GHz Core i3 or 2.8 & 3.6 GHz Core i5 or 2.93 GHz Core i7, ID iMac11,3

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Can I install the slower graphics card?

My Mid-2010 27 iMac shares the same emc number as 4 different iMacs.

iMac "Core i3" 3.2 27-Inch (Mid-2010) Radeon HD 5670

iMac "Core i5" 2.8 27-Inch (Mid-2010) Radeon HD 5750

iMac "Core i5" 3.6 27-Inch (Mid-2010) Radeon HD 5670

iMac "Core i7" 2.93 27-Inch (Mid-2010) Radeon HD 5750

I have the 2.8 and it's equipped with the 5760. I have a spare 5670 inside another iMac and I was wondering if it would work before I rip these two machines apart.

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Do you mean 5750 Vs 5760?


No, I meant 5670... I've never heard of a mid-2012 iMac with a 5760


Now you have me scratching my head on what you are trying to do.

Keep in mind the 2012 iMac's don't have removable GPU cards like your older 2010 iMac, so you can't use the older GPU card in your 2012 iMac.

As far as the GPU cards the 2010 27" iMac offered the following two:

- ATI Radeon HD 5670 with 512 GB of onboard RAM - P/N 661-5578

- ATI Radeon HD 5750 with 1 GB or onboard RAM - P/N 661-5579

You stated Radeon HD 5760 in your first version of your post Which is why I questioned it as it's a PCI board not MXM board.


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Most people try to improve there graphics, rarely do I see anyone lowering their graphics ;-}

Yes, you could do it. But why? Is your card failing?

If your card has failed it maybe because you've been pushing it overly hard (gaming or other heavy graphics). One of the problems with the older series like this is it was not imagined how apps & games would develop is such a short time. Today the graphics we expect for many of these older system is just too intense for them.

If you are planning on just doing word processing and other similar work then go for it! If you are a heavy graphics person it maybe time to upgrade to a more powerful system (CPU & GPU).

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