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Upgrade Or Improve Macbook Video Card


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#1 Shmutz

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 05:05 PM

Hi,

I recently got a new Intel Macbook, the model with 2.4 Ghz and 2gb RAM, and I was very disappointed to learn just how crappy the video card is :flowers: (I wanted the Pro but cannot afford it)

Since the video card is integrated and built in to the motherboard, I don't think I can buy a new card and then install it. But is there some way, any way, to somehow improve the performance of the card? I feel cheated. :thumbsup: What's the purpose of having a fast processor and a good amount of RAM if you don't have a good video card? GRRRRRRR

Here's the crappy specs:

Intel GMA X3100:

Chipset Model: GMA X3100
Type: Display
Bus: Built-In
VRAM (Total): 144 MB


ANY suggestions? Thanks a lot!

Edited by Shmutz, 25 July 2008 - 05:10 PM.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 06:59 PM

I know nothing about Macs. On X86 laptops, most nowadays let you set the amount of RAM you want to allocate for video. This is done in the BIOS. Perhaps there is that type of option foe Macs
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 09:32 AM

If there was a way, then how would I do that and isn't 144 MB the maximum amount of memory I can borrow from RAM?

Even so, I'm still stealing from the RAM; I would rather have dedicated memory :thumbsup:
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 10:48 AM

What is the model of your Macbook?

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 07:59 AM

Model No: A1181
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 10:53 AM

Found this article on your Macbook and the video memory
http://docs.info.apple.com/
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