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Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#1New Post! Dec 07, 2008 @ 20:23:39
Is anyone here under the impression that Apple restricts the type of hardware (specifically video cards) you can put in your Mac?
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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#2New Post! Dec 07, 2008 @ 20:24:04
Why would anyone tell you that?
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#3New Post! Dec 07, 2008 @ 20:24:59
I dunna.

Maybe because you are limited in the type of hardware you can put in your Mac.
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#4New Post! Dec 07, 2008 @ 20:25:40
That fact, however, is not because of Apple.

Normal Video cards are designed to work with BIOS

Macs don't have BIOS.
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#5New Post! Dec 07, 2008 @ 20:26:29
What's the neg for whoever gave it?
emoric On January 02, 2010

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lol :D, Indiana
#6New Post! Dec 07, 2008 @ 20:27:08
lol
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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#7New Post! Dec 07, 2008 @ 20:27:27
@Xilmwa Said

What's the neg for whoever gave it?


What's it say?
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#8New Post! Dec 07, 2008 @ 20:27:44
@jonnythan Said

What's it say?



It's blank.
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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Here and there,
#9New Post! Dec 07, 2008 @ 20:28:29
@Xilmwa Said

It's blank.


Well, I dunno, but it certainly sounds like you're literally trying to start an argument or pick a fight.
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#10New Post! Dec 07, 2008 @ 20:29:39
Well, it does kind of sound like it, doesn't it.

Really, I was wanting to dispell another myth, however, it looks like this one hasn't been started up here.

I did hear someone tell me that however.
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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Here and there,
#11New Post! Dec 07, 2008 @ 20:30:19
So is it a myth that Apple restricts video card upgrades or not?
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#12New Post! Dec 07, 2008 @ 22:11:21
They don't have to.

Typical video cards simply aren't compatible with the Macintosh because their firmware is programmed to work with BIOS.

Since Macs don't have BIOS, and instead either use OpenFirmware or Apple EFI, the video cards are naturally incompatible until they can be flashed. And I don't see a way to do that.
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#13New Post! Dec 07, 2008 @ 22:14:12
So basically, if Apple tells you what video cards you can have, they're only saving you cash.
KulliK357 On July 15, 2013
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#14New Post! Dec 07, 2008 @ 22:18:29
We dont care...
or i certainly dont..
even if you had the best video card iun the world most games wouldnt work simply cause its a mac
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#15New Post! Dec 07, 2008 @ 22:25:48
Not true.

Most games wouldn't work on my Mac, but any of the newer Macs have bootcamp to simulate BIOS so Windows can run.
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