Upgrading hardware in MBP possible?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kfx450r, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. kfx450r macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2012
    I have the 2011 MBP with the 6750m and was wondering if I was ever able to find the Geforce 650M card for sale would it be rather easy to install into my MBP or would the design probably be different? Havent really looked to see if its significantly better but I assume it is. Im happy with all the specs but any improvement is good. Obviously not going to buy a new MBP just to upgrade the gpu a little.

    Retina display is meaningless to me and third gen i7 doesnt warrant a new laptop either.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Only RAM and HDD are replaceable, CPU and GPU are soldered onto the logic board (to save room).

    MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD

    the guide includes:
    • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
    • 1. Getting a new HDD
    • 2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
    • 3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD
    • 4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)
  3. polotska macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2007

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