Paul Curren <pacurrenyahoo.co.uk> writes:First off, it's "Mac", not "MAC". Mac is a short form of "Macintosh">
> I hope to be a much more regular reader of these newsgroups soon,
> since i've just placed an order for the first MAC I will ever have
> owned (after years of PC use, i'm pretty excited :-).
and is not an acronym of anything.
"MAC" normally is an acronym that refers to a network card's layer-2
In an iMac? No not at all. iMacs have no slots, so there's nothing> The PC I'm replacing has a fairly decent graphics card - a GeForce 3
> with AGP connection. This is better spec'd than the card in the iMac
> i've ordered ( [url]http://tinyurl.com/fim7[/url] ) so I was wondering if it
> was possible to use it in the iMac?
to plug it in to. The video card in an iMac (GeForce 2MX for the 15"
or 4MX for the 17") is built-in to the motherboard and can't be
If you were getting a PowerMac G4 tower system, it would be a more
interesting question. PC video cards won't have a Mac-compatible
ROM, so you won't be able to use it for the screen that the Mac boots
up on, but you might be able to use it for a secondary display if you
can get a device driver for it. Getting such a device driver,
however, is easier said than done.