Can you upgrade the graphics card in a MacBook Pro 2011?

Put simply, it’s likely you won’t be able to upgrade your Mac’s GPU (that is, the graphics card). However, with Mac models featuring Thunderbolt you can attach an external GPU.

How much RAM can I put in a late 2011 MacBook Pro?

8 GB
Memory specifications

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) and MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)
Number of memory slots 2
Maximum memory 8 GB
Memory card specifications – Double Data Rate Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module (DDR3) format – 30mm (1.18 inch) – 2 GB or 4 GB – 204-pin – PC3-10600 DDR3 1333 MHz type RAM

How do I fix the GREY screen on my MacBook Pro 2011?

* The instructions provided by Apple are as follows:

  1. Shut down your computer, wait 30 seconds, and then hold down the shift key while pressing the power button.
  2. When you see the gray Apple logo, release the shift key.

Are MacBook good for gaming?

So while you won’t be able to run a graphically demanding game that needs a bunch of horsepowers to even boot up, you can still find some great titles for gaming on a Mac. While their software optimization focus hobbles their ability to play games like Death Stranding, Macs are solid for more casual gaming.

Is there an issue with the MacBook Pro graphics?

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What kind of graphics card do I need for MacBook Pro?

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (part number 630-9492), offered as an upgrade kit.* The NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT card requires Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later with the Leopard Graphics Update 1.0 or the computer may not start up properly. * To identify a graphics card part number, check the label on the back of the card.

Can you use an eGPU with a MacBook Pro?

It’s important to use an eGPU with a recommended graphics card and Thunderbolt 3 chassis. If you use an eGPU to also charge your MacBook Pro, the eGPU’s chassis needs to provide enough power to run the graphics card and charge the computer. Check with the manufacturer of the chassis to find out if it provides enough power for your MacBook Pro.

Where do I find the graphics card on my Mac?

To see which graphics cards are in use, choose Apple () menu > About this Mac. The graphics cards currently in use appear next to Graphics. Learn which integrated GPUs your Mac might have. To see if an app is using the higher-performance discrete GPU, open Activity Monitor and click the Energy tab.