Powerbook Alu Vram??

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 98707, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. 98707 macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2007
    So ive already overclocked my cpu to 1.83.. now i want to up the video card and possibly a new hard drive. I'm currently using ATI Accelerator.. but..

    A) is there anyway i can get more physical vram for my powerbook g4 aluminum.. and

    B) Do they make 10,000 RPM ATAs or is there anyway to connect a SATA to my computer (heat is not an issue.. trust me)
  2. 98707 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2007
    Anyone know?

    Bump.. Anyone got anything for me?
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Hi, welcome to MR.
    Bumping ones own thread is a minor infraction of the forum rules

    To answer the questions
    There is no way to change the built in video of an existing Powerbook

    There are no 10,000 RPM internal laptop drives, nor 10,000 RPM ATA drives (not that it would be worth it particularly to put a 10,000 RPM drive behing a Firewire interface...)

    However, if your machine is a 15" or 17", you have a PCMCIA socket. You can install a SATA interface card in there, and run an external SATA enclosure with 3.5" SATA drives of your choosing (including a 10,000 RPM 3.5" Raptor). Firmtek, Sonnet, Wiebetech and LaCie have options (although LaCie has discontinued their PCMCIA card)

    The 12" Powerbook does not have a PCMCIA socket.

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