Powerbook Video Cards??

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by satanictree, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. satanictree macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2006
    Hey, I have a powerbook g4 that I mainly just use for school (graphic design) internet, email, yeah. But I play some games, mostly Blizzard stuff, and the only thing I cant stand is how lacking the video card is. A gig of RAM and the best processor they offered for the g4 powerbook is fine for me, but a 64MB video card kinda..sucks. I was wondering if it's possible to upgrade the 64mb card that comes by default in the g4 powerbook to something more powerful, preferably 256mb but even 128 will do. And if it's possible, where I can look for cards and how tough is it to install it myself? I worked with plenty of PCs before, built them from scratch, but never a mac and never a laptop. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

  2. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
  3. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    The video card on laptops is generally built-in to the motherboard. This is true with the powerbook. It is possible to upgrade to the 9700 with 129MB RAM, but it would require rebuilding most of the computer since most of the components are built-in to the motherboard. It would cost way too much money to be considered feasible.

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