Macbook Pro 15 inch graphics card replacement?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kennyman1600, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2011
    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.
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    No. The graphics chip is not on a card: it's surface mounted to the logic board. It is completely and utterly un-upgradable.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2009
    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
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2011
    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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