PowerBook G3 Pismo...upgradable vram?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Moo-Boo, May 31, 2004.

  1. Moo-Boo macrumors regular

    Moo-Boo

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    Greetings, friends.

    Just a quick topic I present for your consideration...

    Does anyone know of any plans to get around the lack of upgradability of the PowerBook G3 Pismo's vram? It's only 8 mb, and there has to be SOME way of replacing it or adding another at least 8 mb. I still think the Pismo was the finest laptop Apple ever produced, and it's a crying shame that such a crucial component to running OS X successfully cannot be upgraded.

    I won't go as far to say that I dislike Apple, but I am rather miffed with them at this particular point in time.

    Thank you for reading my rant and adding your valuable input.

    Matt
     
  2. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    OS X runs perfectly well on a Pismo.
     
  3. KC9AIC macrumors 6502

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    See this old thread. Sounds fairly nice. And just so you know, almost no laptop has upgradable RAM, if you're looking to pop in a new DIMM.
     
  4. daveg5 macrumors 6502a

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    Pc card means expandabilty

    www.villagetronic.com has a 32MB pccard based video card with full OS9 ad OSX video support. supports 2d only in OS9 and Open GL 2D and 3D support in OSX. of course its not for 3d games but should be better than the 8MB card. it also supprts the 23"apple cinema display with adapter.
    you can also add firewire 800-400 usb2-card readers etc if you have a pc card slot. hopefully Apple will add them to the 12" powerbook and the Imac in future versions.
     
  5. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    I don't see any topic on that site that deals with upgrading the video ram.

    Also, I believe that the PCMCIA cards listed above only work with external monitors. They won't give you extra vram on your built-in notebook display.
     

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