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Is it possible to update Powerbook VRAM from 64mb to 128mb?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Leareth, May 13, 2005.

  1. macrumors 68000


    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.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    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. :(
  3. macrumors 6502

    What if you are very good at soldering and replace the memory chips with larger/... would the machine reject the upgrade?
  4. macrumors 6502

    I don't think anyone has tried to find out!
  5. macrumors 6502

    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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