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Old 09-25-2012, 07:12 AM   #1
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I bought a macbook pro for study purposes, however it would be nice to have a decent experience in gaming. I recently downloaded bf3 knowing fine it didnt pass the minimum requirements as the dedicated video ram was half the required amount. Its at 256mb and i need 512mb. In my laptops current setup i can play bf3 on low and it has the occasional stutter. Im just wondering if its possible to upgrade video ram (as i cant change the video card) and if I can, would it be worth the upgrade.

Im not too bothered about graphics, but good performance and possibly being able to record smooth gameplay are my main aims.

Please dont post anti-mac comments as I realise now that a pc would have probably been more suitable!!!

THANKS!

And I have a 4gb RAM. would improving ram improve video dedicated ram as i have double the required ram already?

and youve probably guessed i know little about computing hardware :)
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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you can not upgrade your video card in your mac and you can not increase the video ram alone as it is part of the video card
4 GB RAM are enough for BF3 adding more RAM won't do much, also RAM won't increase the game's frames per second but will prevent lag and stuttering but your problem here is not from RAM it's from your video card
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