Any way possible to update graphics on Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cowbellallen, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. cowbellallen macrumors regular

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    Title says it all, I suppose. I'm not extremely computer literate, but I do know that when I try to play videogames on my Macbook, the graphics are just awful. Is it possible to use one of the ports on my Macbook to send video out to a monitor that can upgrade the graphics, or anything like that? Thanks.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No. Not possible. The very, very few external graphics solution (USB port based) are even worse that what's built in.
     
  3. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Nope, the card are not able to be upgraded unfortunately.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Question has been asked many times and the answer hasn't changed. Still can't.
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    No card, no slot, therefore no path for upgrade.

    While the chipset is capable, the lack of the slot sort of negates the possibility. The pins on the chipset are not used, but due to the BGA surface mount methods there is no method around it.

    Though, some would say ... taking out the Airport card, getting a mini-PCIe to PCIe x1 adapter is a method -- it is a kludge that means ribbon cables through case, power bricks, GPU card in a box outside the case, etc. to work.
     

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