Upgrading an iBook 600

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by colocolo, Jun 6, 2002.

  1. colocolo macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2002
    Santiago, Chile
    I'm concerned that my 3-months old iBook wont be able to run Warcraft 3, because it has lisetd requirements of a 16Mb 3D card.
    Is there any way to upgrade the 8MB card the iBook came with to the one found in the new iBooks? I know its not a supported option in Apple's site, but is it feasible?
  2. Backtothemac macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2002
    San Destin Florida
    Re: Upgrading an iBook 600

    There is no way to do this, because it is soldered into the motherboard. The only way to get the performance of the new iBook is to buy the new iBook. That is the only downside to laptops is that you cannot upgrade video etc.
  3. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    i would only try to up ram on any laptop...some like to put in new hard drives, but i prefer external storage since it has finally come down in price for us mortals

    you can try your game on 8 MB vram...i sometimes try stuff that is too high end for my laptops, and i still do ok...but sometimes the frames stutter and pause a bit
  4. mac15 macrumors 68040

    Dec 29, 2001
    thats just recommended vram
    you could use it but it might get choppy but as long as you can play the game the its should be fine
  5. hobie macrumors member

    May 27, 2002
    far, far away
    All you could do is try to oc it. This would kill your warranty, but if it's the only way to get it run... However, I'd first try to play the game before thinking about tweaks. I don't know what warlord takes, but every game i have runs smoothly on my iBook500 (100Mhz tweakes fsb), which are: Civilisation3, Q3A, UT, Unreal, Tropico... Not at highest resolution, but they run.

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