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    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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    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OSX10.11, iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OSX10.11 , 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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    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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