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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What height graphics card can fit?

Hi I’m wondering if a a full height graphics card can fit in this iMac. And now not a PCIE x16. I’m blanking on what Slot this iMac has? So can this take a 4GB graphics card? The Specs of this iMac is on my profile.

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Oh that’s it MXM3 right? Or MXM2?

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@danj you got a answer for me? I now that your good at this stuff.

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You system has a MXM slot for a custom video card. Its either a ATI Radeon HD 5670 w/512 MB video RAM (Apple P/N 661-5578) or a ATI Radeon HD 5750 w/1 GB video RAM (Apple P/N 661-5579). Apple never offered anything larger for this series and you need to use their board as it has custom firmware.

Here's a useful link: Wikipedia - Mobile PCI Express Module

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@danj Hmmm. Is there any way to install the custom firmware to a different MXM?

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I currently have a ATI Radeon HD 5750 1GB.

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You still have a limit on what boards you can use. Between what Apple has drivers for and the heat sink needs to fit.

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That why I’m asking on this what’s the highest card that it will take. What drivers does Apple have and what to those drivers work on.

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The card is a fixed size (check the link I gave you) The Drivers are based on what Apple sold. Look at EveryMac at the different boards. You'll need to open your system to measure it. I don't force fit other MXM boards on the most part.

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