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Old Mar 6, 2011, 02:29 PM   #1
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Question Macbook Pro 15 inch graphics card replacement?

I have a 2.4 Intel Core i5 with 4gb of RAM. 1067 MHz DDR3. I was just wondering am I able to replace the graphics card in this model? The laptop is just the standard 15 inch, no extras, so I think it has apple 500mb graphics card and need/want to upgrade because this graphics card does not allow the mercury playback engine on Adobe Premiere Pro to work.
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Old Mar 6, 2011, 02:31 PM   #2
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No. The graphics chip is not on a card: it's surface mounted to the logic board. It is completely and utterly un-upgradable.
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Old Mar 6, 2011, 02:33 PM   #3
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the only macs that you can change the gfx card on is the Mac Pro tower, and as far as I know very few laptops in general allow you to change the gfx card

so short answer no
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Old Mar 6, 2011, 02:35 PM   #4
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okay so would upgrading my ram from 4 to 8 enable the mercury playback engine. Is there some other way to "trick" Premiere Pro into thinking you have a larger graphics card?
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