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

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

  1. macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    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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    JeDiBoYTJ

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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. :(
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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

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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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