Replacing broken Mac Mini mid 2011 logic board with Intel GPU version?
The discrete AMD Radeon 6630M GPU in my mid 2011 mac mini is stopping reboot. This issue seems to be common with this discrete graphics card. 2011 Mac mini GPU failed (Radeon 6630M) - repair options? mentions that swapping the logic board for less powerful one with integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 works and would be more reliable. This seems attractive but I have 2 queries:
- Where do I purchase one of these - any advice? iFixit says out of stock and I haven’t managed to find one. I’m located in the UK so ideally somewhere UK based that doesn’t charge the earth for deivery would be preferable.
- Would it run Adobe CS6 ok? From my research Adobe recommends 500MB GPU RAM. I’m not sure now this works but my Mac Mini has 8GB of CPU RAM so if it takes it from this then sounds like it would be ok. Anyone know?
Is this a good question?