Graphics card replacement on late-2007 MBP

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  1. ftbtef, Aug 28, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2011

    ftbtef macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I will soon be receiving my dad's old Macbook Pro (2.2GHz, 2GB ram) and I was wondering if it was possible to replace the Nvidia GEforce 8600m gt with another 8600m gt with higher vram (the current one has 128MB, but I can get one with 512MB). I am interested in playing Cider ports of certain pc games, and I have seen videos of GTA IV running on one of these cards. Thanks for any help.

    EDIT: I also know that this computer meets GTA's minimum system requirements for everything except vram, where the req is 256mb instead of 128.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    The GPU is soldered onto the logic board and thus cannot be upgraded.
     
  3. iDuel macrumors 6502a

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    The GPU is not user upgradeable. You'd be much better off buying a windows pc if you need to game.
     

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