New Graphics Card

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sinan92, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Sinan92 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I have a 15" 2010 MPB with the following specs:
    Processor 2,4 GHz Intel Core i5
    Geheugen 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    Videokaart NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 256 MB

    The problem is that my display starts flickering since a few days, i think the graphics card is about to die..

    So i was wondering, is it possible to change the graphics card? Or do i have to send apple my mbp for repair?

    And is it possible that IF i send it to apple, to put a better graphics card in it then this one?

    Thanks!
     
  2. njean777 macrumors 6502

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    No you cannot upgrade your graphics card by yourself, and yes you will have to contact apple to fix it. Also no they won't be able to put a better graphics card in that model.
     
  3. Sinan92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any idea how much this would cost me?
     
  4. tninety macrumors regular

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    A ton since they'd have to replace the whole logic board if it is a GPU malfunction :rolleyes:

    Better hope you still have AppleCare
     
  5. njean777 macrumors 6502

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    A good amount if you don't have apple care, they have to replace the whole logic board since the chip is soldered on. It isn't like a desktop where you can swap out parts. Unless it is Ram or a HDD.
     

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