Increase VRAM Mac mini 2012

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  1. Marvin16 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi i have a 2012 i5 mac mini
    specs:
    core i5 2.5Ghz
    Samsung 840 SSD
    16gb 1600mhz ram
    intel hd 4000 768Mb Ram

    i want to know if i can increase the ram on the graphics card from 768 to like 1.5gb i never use up my ram so that doesn't matter. so if this is possible please tell me how i can do it. also if this isnt possible could you tell me how to make my graphics performance better as i know intel hd 4000 isnt very good.

    look at this he managed to do it: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3970716?start=0&tstart=0

    Thanks
    Marvin16
     
  2. Marvin16, Aug 31, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 31, 2013

    Marvin16 thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Here is a reply i used on apple forums same thing applies here;

    Hi i have the 2012 mac mini upgraded 16gb ram ssd samsung 840

    im trying to upgrade the vram on my graphics card : http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1573528

    but i cant find the system library extensions folder i have done disk permissions repair it brings up lots of errors directy related to the missing folder eg:
    Code:
    Verifying permissions for “Macintosh SSD”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/version.plist”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/Dutch.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/Dutch.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/English.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/English.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/French.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/French.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/German.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/German.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/Info.plist”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/Italian.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/Italian.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/Japanese.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/Japanese.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/Spanish.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/Spanish.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/allMyFiles.icns”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/ar.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/ar.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/ca.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/ca.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/cs.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/cs.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/da.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/da.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/el.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/el.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/fi.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/fi.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/he.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/he.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/hr.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/hr.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/hu.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/hu.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/ko.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/ko.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/no.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/no.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/pl.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/pl.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/pt.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/pt.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/pt_PT.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/pt_PT.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/ro.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/ro.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/ru.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/ru.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/sk.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/sk.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/sv.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/sv.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/th.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/th.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/tr.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/tr.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/uk.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/uk.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/zh_CN.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/zh_CN.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/zh_TW.lproj”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/Resources/zh_TW.lproj/InfoPlist.strings”
    ACL found but not expected on “System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments.cannedSearch/search.savedSearch”
     
    Permissions verification complete
    
    so i repair and restartt it happens again? what should i do i think it might be todo with the upgraded ssd how can i fix this? i did this command it worked sudo cp -r /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext ~/Desktop/ it braught the file to desktop but why is it i cant find the location folder on my terminal i used go to but no folder was found help would be much appricated also is it safe to do the graphics ram upgrade? to 1gb or 2 thanks marvin16 please reply asap
     
  3. Marvin16 thread starter macrumors member

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    #4
    Ok help please

    i fixed the acl problem but im not sure weather to bother doing the vram upgrade as one guy said it messed up his mac abit so please could someone who has done this tell me if i should do it
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #5
    If there is a risk of messing up your mac, I highly recommend you have a backup of your system and data just to be safe.
     
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