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iBook GPU Upgrade
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thebiscuit
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Oct 30, 2006, 12:54 PM
 
I've got an iBook 12" G4 1.2Ghz, bought in about March 2005, that I'd like to upgrade the GPU in. I just wanted to know,
1 - Is it possible to actually upgrade it
2 - If so, which cards will it support?

It's because I'd like a bit faster game performance and also to run Core Animation in Leopard (don't wanna miss that new screensaver )
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Oct 30, 2006, 01:02 PM
 
faster game performance?

1. buy an intel machine

2. transfer your data

3. sell the ibook
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imac g4 800 superdrive
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Oct 30, 2006, 01:09 PM
 
Unfortunately, it's completely impossible to do, thebiscuit. Laptops have their GPUs as chips on their motherboards instead of as separate cards, and there are also no expansion slots for such a purpose.

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Oct 30, 2006, 01:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by gooser View Post
faster game performance?

1. buy an intel machine
Though not a MacBook or a Mini
iMac Core Duo 1.83 Ghz | 1.25GB RAM | 160HD, MacBook Core Duo 1.83 Ghz | 13.3" | 60HD | 1.0GB RAM
     
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Nov 1, 2006, 11:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by thebiscuit View Post
I've got an iBook 12" G4 1.2Ghz, bought in about March 2005, that I'd like to upgrade the GPU in. I just wanted to know,
1 - Is it possible to actually upgrade it
2 - If so, which cards will it support?

It's because I'd like a bit faster game performance and also to run Core Animation in Leopard (don't wanna miss that new screensaver )
If you are desparate for a little extra speed, you could overclock the onboard video, but do your homework before you do so, if you cook the onboard video, your laptop is done.
     
   
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