Can you increase VRAM?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by john_satc, May 15, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Can I upgrade my VRAM on my iBook, and if so where can I buy it in UK? I can't seem to find anywhere on net myself :( thanks
  2. macrumors G5


    Nope. VRAM and the video chip are integrated on the motherboard.
  3. macrumors demi-god


    These days, VRAM is non-upgradable without getting a new graphics card (in your case, your only option is to buy a new computer, since the graphics card in all iBooks can't be replaced either). This is true of all Macs, and the overwhelming majority of Windows/Linux/etc. PCs.
  4. macrumors 6502


    This is really annoying then. cheers for your help though.
  5. macrumors 65816


    I believe alienware and voodoo offer the only upgradable video solutions on laptops.. correct me if I'm wrong though.
  6. macrumors member


    the answer is NO u can't upgrade the VRAM. how they said get a new mac best thing to do.

    my two cents
  7. macrumors G5


    Eurocom and a few other companies have mini-PCI-X slot laptops as well
  8. macrumors 68030


    Well, technially, you COULD solder it off and solder on bigger modules. But thats way too much effort. x.x
  9. macrumors 65816


    I was actually wondering about this today. Is this actually possible? If so, how hard would it be to do it?
  10. macrumors 68030


    Yes, I think that is with the new PCIe slots or MXM ;)
  11. macrumors 68020



    well how good are with a solder? and how willing are you to have this become a paper weight when you screw up?

    this is not like repairing a few wires in an electric device ... this was all machine manufactured -- the chances of making a mess of this is WAY greater then the potential benifits

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