Macbook Pro 15 inch graphics card replacement?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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    robbieduncan

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    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

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    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

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    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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