Macbook Pro Upgrades?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bmul125, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. bmul125 macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2012
    I just recently bought a Macbook Pro 13inch with 2.8GHz dual-core
    Intel Core i7, 4GB 1333MHz ,750GB 5400-rpm1 and Intel HD Graphics 3000. I want to upgrade it for gaming I mostly play old games like JKJA which doesn't run properly, as does DAO which should run smoothly but even on the lowest shadows becomes choppy. Any reasonable price graphic cards I could buy, if even is the problem. Thanks
  2. negativzero macrumors 6502a

    Jul 19, 2011
    No, you made a mistake buying a 13" for gaming.
    Should have gone with a 15" which had a dedicated graphics card.
  3. bmul125 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2012
  4. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    You can't. Return it or sell it and buy a 15" instead.
  5. Suno macrumors 6502


    Dec 12, 2011
    Uhh I think you're getting some things mixed up.

    You can't upgrade graphic cards, period. And even if you could, the 13" doesn't even have a dedicated one, so you can't just attach one to it and expect it to work.

    Your best bet is to return it and get a 15" and eat the few hundred loss. Even better, I suggest you wait it out for the new MBP that's going to come out in the coming months.
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The only components that are upgradeable on the MPB are the memory and hard drive. You cannot upgrade any other component.

    If you have the opportunity to return your laptop and exchange it for one that better suits your needs, then that's probably your best bet.
  7. Tatonnement macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2012
    Sell it or return it if you're still within the 14 days since you purchased it and buy the high-end 15/17 if you have the money.
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    return it for a high end 15" or 17" they both have better graphics cards than the 13"
  9. AppleWarMachine macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2011
    Michigan, US

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