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  1. #1

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    Sep 01, 2006
    upgrading graphics?
    Hi, anyone know if its possible to upgrade from having a shared gma chipset 64vram as supplied with the standard white macbook to a dedicated graphics card as found on the more expensive macbook pros eg, ati radeon x1600 or better?
    Anybody out there asked apple if such upgrades are available or am I looking to buy a new machine?

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    Jul 22, 2003
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    20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
    You can not upgrade the graphics in a macbook
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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Nov 06, 2005
    Sorry, as you already know, its shared, and you can't change that, but you can always improve the graphics by adding more RAM.

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    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    Not really, the integrated graphics in the MacBooks only use 64MB of RAM, so no matter how much RAM you have, it will only use 64MB of it.
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  5. #5

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    Dec 03, 2006
    macbook 1.83GHz C2D, 2Gig ram
    That's not entirely true. The Macbook ensures a minimum of 64MB VRAM and caps it at that during startup, but everythign I have read says it can use more RAM as aplications demand it. In fact system monitor results bear this out - easy to get it reporting upwards of 128MB being consumed if you have 2G ram in your macbook.

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