can I upgrade my macbook GPU?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by palsword, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. palsword macrumors newbie

    palsword

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    Hi,

    I have the 13.3" white macbook from mid-2008, i have the intel GMA X3100 that came with the machine, any ideas?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Nope, you cannot upgrade the GPU, its soldered onto the logic board.
     
  3. milton.sheaf macrumors regular

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    Yes, you can upgrade it. You need to be familiar with GPU chipset architecture, own a soldering iron, and have a steady hand. While you're in there, you might as well swap out the video memory for lower latency parts too. Good luck.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    I know you are having a laugh but soldering irons no longer do the trick. You need a surface mount desoldering/soldering station. :D
     

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