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    Jun 08, 2008
    Question Upgrading Graphics Card RAM
    I am working on the brand new Macbook Pro (system - 2gb ram and graphics - 256mb ram) and I am wondering if there is a way to upgrade the RAM on my graphics card. I know you can update your ram for your system and apple gives you the option to upgrade the graphics card ram on their web site, but I need to know if i can upgrade the ram that works with my graphics (upgrade my 256 MB to a 512 or a 1gb ram for graphics only) by myself and buy the ram chip myself.

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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    The RAM for the GPU is part of the Logic Board. There is no way to upgrade it.

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    Jun 09, 2008
    Macbook Pro 17", 2.6Ghz C2D, 4GB RAM, 200GB HDD, 512M 8600m GT
    Yep, dtravis is correct, its fused onto the main board. I also find it odd they did that to the CPU as well, typically on notebooks i service they are socketed like PC desktops. That would mean if anything goes bad on the logic board including the cpu you'd have to toss the whole thing......ugh what a waste.
    Apple Macbook Pro 17" , Intel 2.6Ghz Core 2 Duo 6MB Cache (Penryn), 4GB DDR2 PC5300 RAM, 200GB HDD 7200rpm SATA, 512MB nVidia 8600m GT, Mac OS-X 10.5.3 Leopard / Boot Camp Windows Vista x64

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