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Old May 13, 2005, 03:33 PM   #1
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Is it possible to update Powerbook VRAM from 64mb to 128mb?

My School is having an insane sale right now on in stock powerbooks and iBooks, 15% of the EDU discount, but all the instock machines have 64Vram on them. I was wondering if it is possible to upgrade the graphics card after the fact? Since BTO does not count in the deals.
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Old May 13, 2005, 03:39 PM   #2
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sadly, no.

the VRAM chip is soldered right into the main logic board... theres no way to replace it unless you replace the entire thing.
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What if you are very good at soldering and replace the memory chips with larger/... would the machine reject the upgrade?
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Old May 13, 2005, 09:02 PM   #4
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What if you are very good at soldering and replace the memory chips with larger/... would the machine reject the upgrade?
I don't think anyone has tried to find out!
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Old May 13, 2005, 10:12 PM   #5
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For that large of an upgrade, if you can't get the 128 VRAM, then just go with what they have. That's a great deal, and also keep in mind that there is the $100 Mail-in from Apple on any new computer bought for education purposes. (Excluding the 12" iBook with combo, mac mini, and eMac.)
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