Macbook Graphics Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MaxRady, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. MaxRady macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2007
    Hello everyone,

    I have a Macbook and i was wondering if there is anyway to put a better graphics card in it. I don't know if this is possible, but i don't see why not. I am not that knowledgeable in the subject. The reason for doing this is i am trying to run Command & Conquer 3, but even on the lowest graphics quality of the game, it is still pretty sketchy. If anyone has any advice, i would be more than grateful. Thanks!

  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. skyrider007 macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2007
    Unfortunately you cannot upgrade/install GPU in a MB as it already has a soldered integrated graphic.
  4. parapup macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2006
    No - the MacBook has an integrated graphics card and no expansion space to add another one.

    You would be better off buying a cheap PC Desktop to play games on - or sell the MacBook on eBay and get a MacBook Pro which has a more powerful graphics card.
  5. djinn macrumors 68000


    Oct 4, 2003
    Instead of getting a MBP for gaming get a Windows PC for gaming. Leave the important stuff to the Mac. Thats what I do.
  6. Crow47 macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2008
    Unless you have a macbook pro, imac, or mac pro (something with a capable video card), I'd have to agree with djinn. That's pretty much what I've done.
  7. MaxRady thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2007
    yeah i think ill have to eventually break down and buy a windows machine if i want to play. i just have had nothing but bad news from PCs and i hate the idea of spending money on one. Thank you for the information, though. I really appreciate it.
  8. Crow47 macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2008
    You could always build a PC. That seems to go better for a lot of people. Plus, you don't have to submit to one of those big box manufacturers.
  9. goose1873 macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Erie, PA
    if your going to build...try newegg or tigerdirect for parts...or you could just buy an xbox ;)
  10. MaxRady thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2007
    Yeah that sounds like a good idea, i am not really looking at doing this right away, as money is tight and paying for school kinda of comes first. I have an old (a few years, like we got it back in 2002 or so) and i was thinking of making that baby pur again. Would you suggest this or would you suggest just starting from scratch? And as far as the xbox goes, im a playstation guy :)

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