VRAM Upgarde, can it be done?

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

  1. AWP X macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    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

    Jun 21, 2008
    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.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    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

    Sep 30, 2003
    I am 99.9% positive that this is not possible in any way.
  5. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    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


    Jun 2, 2008
    cant be done unless you go buy a new logic board
  7. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

    Genghis Khan

    Jun 3, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    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

    Jun 13, 2006
    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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