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Upgrading video card in Macbook pro 2006

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August 10, 2010 11:22:10 AM

Hello,

I have a Macbook pro from 2006 running the Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM. Is it possible to upgrade this for less than $200 in hardware costs? If so, what are my options and how do I get one?

Thanks for any help.
a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2010 12:32:28 PM

The Macbook integrated video is soldered to the motherboard and is not upgradable. RAM and hard drives are very easy to upgrade though!

Looking to play games? If so, then a cheap PC or gaming console is the least expensive way to go. Otherwise, you can upgrade to one of the newer Macbook Pros that has graphics more suited towards gaming.
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a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2010 12:36:30 PM

The first and worst mistake you made was that you got a Mac, no offence.

Like rwp said, if the upgrade is for games, then you may as well get a PC, its just easier. Or a games console.

Apart from that, if you're set on sticking with the Nazis *ahem* Apple, then you'll need to navigate their walled garden to a newer overpriced laptop with their logo on it. I think they'll be sporting the Radeon 5xxx series now am i right?

Pardon my strong feelings towards Apple, somewhere in there is advice!
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a c 189 U Graphics card
August 10, 2010 1:37:40 PM

Most of laptops aren't upgradeable (ram and hard drive only)...
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