VRAM Upgarde, can it be done?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AWP X, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. AWP X macrumors newbie

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    ok so I JUST got off the phone with 3 different apple people and because I think you guys are smarter at this. I want to know where can I buy a 128MB VRAM for a Mac mini and is there a site that will tell me how to open this stupid thing.

    I have had the computer for 2 years so the apple care is out the window.

    Any help would be GREAT.
     
  2. AppleFan333 macrumors member

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    If I'm not mistaken, the Mac mini's video card is smoldered to the board, so you can't replace it.
     
  3. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    is it an Intel or PPC mini? I'm pretty sure the Intel ones use integrated graphics and don't have separate VRAM (could be wrong though)
     
  4. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    I am 99.9% positive that this is not possible in any way.
     
  5. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    yeah...

    They all have integrated graphics, from what I remember.

    Upgrading isn't possible.

    Okay, it's POSSIBLE, but the parts aren't available.
     
  6. bluecrow628 macrumors member

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    cant be done unless you go buy a new logic board
     
  7. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    it's not a graphics card, but an assortment of chips on the motherboard

    it's not possible unfortunately


    maybe, one day, apple will make their computers fully customisable by the user...alas, i fear it is just a dream


    N.B. there's plently of YouTube vids that show you how to open one up
     
  8. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    Can't be done. Minis use integrated graphics which are part of the motherboard. The only way to upgrade the graphics would be to upgrade to a motherboard with a 128 chip in it, which doesn't exist for the mini as they all use integrated graphics and none have used the X3100.
     

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