3412 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2011 12:09 PM by mofebubi
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2011 4:14 AM (in response to mofebubi)No the graphics card that comes with your MacBook Pro only has 256MB of onboard VRAM.MacBook Pro 15" 2.66 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2011 6:49 AM (in response to Toocool4)And If i install more memory in my macbook to 8gb, will increase my vram?Mac book pro 13,3, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2011 8:34 AM (in response to mofebubi)No.
Video RAM is a separate chip on the logic board; it has nothing to do with the RAM used for main memory. You can't change your Video RAM.MacBook Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2011 9:02 AM (in response to g_wolfman)Ok, then i think this is a big mistake by apple; i don´t understand that i can´t modify something in my laptop to increase vram.Mac book pro 13,3, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2011 10:50 AM (in response to mofebubi)
Ok, then i think this is a big mistake by apple
It's by design. Having a removable video card or even a slot for a VRAM module in a MBP would require a much larger case and detract from the MBP 13's portability, an attribute I suspect you sought in choosing this computer. Regardless of the make or model, any notebook computer has to trade off components for size to stay compact. The more hardware you can place on the logic board, the more compact that board.
When different versions of the same model are available--like the MacBook Pro series--some pre-purchase research, easy with today's online resources, can tell you if the VRAM in a particular variant is enough for your needs.PowerMac G4 MDD 1.25G SP;, Mac OS X (10.4.11), MacBookPro Late2007 2.2G 15" (10.6.6); PowerBook G4 1Ghz 17" (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2011 12:09 PM (in response to Allan Jones)That´s true but i think that a company like Apple would have to give us the opportunity to change this kind of things with some commands in Snow Leopard or Tiger.... to make the laptops even better; increasing the shared memory for video card.
Anyway i am delighted with my laptop and my next computer will be mac.
Greetings from Spain, a country that is sinking.Mac book pro 13,3, Mac OS X (10.6.6)