Replacing the 9600GT with something else??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Winter Charm, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

    Jul 31, 2008
    My friend just bought a macbook pro, and wanted to change the 9600GT to a 9800Gts. I was wondering if this is actually possible?? i searched the forums, and no one has posted anything like this. Help please!!!

    Is the inside of the Macbook Pro where the 9600 GT is just a slot with the card in it, or is it somehow attached to the mainboard where it wouldnt be possible to replace??

    (there is NOTHING wrong with the card... my friend just wants a better one!)

    Thanks for all the help! - if this is possible i'll give him the green light to "operate on his :apple:"
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    No, the chip (and its RAM) is soldered to the motherboard.
  3. Winter Charm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

    Jul 31, 2008
    aww... my friend will cry after hearing that... :( oh well...

    Thanks for answering my question :)

    Besides, he uses it for video editing using Sony Vegas in Vista, and does his schoolwork on OSX. so i dont think it would have affected his performance.

    THanks again!
  4. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    Does he really want his whole house to explode? :eek:

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