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Hey guys, I was curious, If I get the regular macbook (the 2.4 Core 2 duo one), can I put a nvidia geforce 8600 graphics card in it like the macbook pro has? I would like to save some money (this is for college),like how small the macbook is.I can also get the graphics card for a good price. Do you guys think its worth it?
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No. The Intel GMA X3100 graphics chip is hard wired in the MacBook and shares memory with the system. There are no other means to add a graphics card. If you want a separate graphics card you will have to buy a MacBook Pro or an iMac.

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Thanks for the prompt reply.
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USB graphics solution like the one from gefen.
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USB graphics solution like the one from gefen.
That's not a graphics card.
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