Can you upgrade the new MB/MBP grapics card?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by justind.clark, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. justind.clark macrumors member

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    I was just wondering if you could potentially upgrade the graphics card in the new MB/MBP? I heard somewhere that in the new macbooks you can upgrade everything but the processor, is this true? If not what can you upgrade? I have an early 2008 MB and I have found the lack of upgrading possibilities to be the primary weakness (mostly in the graphics department). So this could be a major selling point for me.
     
  2. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    In short, No. The video processor is soldered onto the motherboard. In fact the only things you can replace is the ram and hardrive.
     
  3. pw1388 macrumors member

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    i think most laptop in general u cant upgrade the graphics card just because they way the case is design its wont work. If u build your own laptop then i can see that happening.
     
  4. arthursiew macrumors 6502

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    No, you cannot upgrade the graphics card. For both the MB and MBP, the 9400M is integrated, so it's built right into the logic board. Even though the MBP's 9600GT is a dedicated one, you probably can't change it. Apple chose those parts, because they were meant to be together.
     

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